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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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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Mission WILD

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

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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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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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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Nature in Yellow

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

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Unknown spotting commented on by KarenPuracan Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico 29 seconds ago

These are lovely little bees, very common, and not known to be very aggressive. The females may sting, but it's very mild. They are said to be particularly attracted to the color purple. :)

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Unknown spotting suggestion by KarenPuracan Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico a minute ago

Common name: Metallic Green Sweat Bee
Scientific name: Genus Agapostemon

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Smoky Tetanolita Moth spotted by ForestDragon Virginia, USA 2 minutes ago

National Moth Week 2015. Small dark moth with yellow spots and a rown of small white dots. This is a common visitor to my blacklight setup. The wings reflected a lot of light from my flash. Typical resting position for a Litter Moth.

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Eastern Black Racer commented on by Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman Fayette, Alabama, USA 3 minutes ago

AshleyT, I do think you are a bit harsh with some of the PN members, can you please tone down a bit, lots of us come here to find ID's and lots of them are new and have no idea how to post, or the rules. We do know you are very good with I D'ing some species but it would be nice to be a bit more humble, your deleting has been a bit too harsh (and to me annoying), just something for you to think about......... I am just trying to have a good time here in PN and for anyone new to enjoy it also because I love to see their pictures and species.

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Unknown spotting commented on by KarenPuracan Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico 8 minutes ago

You have a delightfully pretty little sweat bee. I'll try to nail the species for you, or at least get a little closer to an ID for you....

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Five-spotted Hawk Moth favorited by Graham Monroe Arkansas, USA 10 minutes ago

Five pairs of spots along abdomen. (Unfortunately, top row of spots not visible in my photo.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

With support from National Geographic