Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

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Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across ...

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Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired ...

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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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Flowers of North America

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside ...

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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of ...

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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own ...

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Flowers of Europe

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Cyana Moth commented on by DrNamgyalT.Sherpa Sikkim, India 48 seconds ago

Thanks mapplemoth662 and Christine Y.

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Orange Threadtail favorited by maplemoth662 Warwick, QLD, Australia 36 minutes ago

The orange threadtail or ochre threadtail (Nososticta solida) is an Australian damselfly in the family Platycnemididae. Fine body of mostly golden-ish colour plus dark stripe on each side of thorax, and same colour on the underside of the length of the tail. Length up to about 4 cms. Large eyes with a bluish tinge (poss. because of blue sky?). A dark spot near the tip of each of the four wings. There were two damselflies spotted, flying within close proximity of each other.

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Panorpa Scorpion Fly (male) favorited by maplemoth662 Ohio, USA 37 minutes ago

A male scorpion fly.

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Six-lined Racerunner favorited by maplemoth662 Florida, USA 37 minutes ago

Dark green, brown or black lizard with six yellow stripes running the extent of the body with a cobalt blue underside. Also a very fast runner, able to run up to 20 MPH.

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Pleasing Fungus Beetle favorited by maplemoth662 Ohio, USA 37 minutes ago

These pleasing fungus beetles were all over these fungi. Some were mating (see picture #3).

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Copperhead favorited by maplemoth662 Oklahoma, USA 38 minutes ago

Copperhead spotted along a hiking trail near dusk, in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma. As I was returning from a long hike in "the Narrows" with my son, I failed to see this guy and nearly stepped on it (I was surprised at the time that the snake did not react to my foot's near miss, and only sat very still... but have since read that this is a common defense mechanism for the copperhead).

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Mapping Nature on Your Smartphone

For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.

WSJ
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What kind of beetle? This app knows

Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.

CNN
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Designing ecosystems for talent development

Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.

The Economist
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A smart way to save wildlife

A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.

BBC
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Dial-a-Class

New mobile applications include a tool called NOAH that lets you take cellphone pictures of bugs and trees and then sends back an identification of the exact type in as little as 24 hours.

NY TIMES
With support from National Geographic