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National Geographic's Great Nature Project

National Geographic's Great Nature Project

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National Geographic's Great Nature Project
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National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked to contribute photos of any species they come across with the goal of building a global snapshot of biodiversity. The photos are aggregated on for website visitors to browse.

National Geographic's Great Nature Project

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Recent Spottings

Dot-lined White Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman 32 24 Dot-lined White
Cape cormorant Jared Hersch 28 17 Cape cormorant
European Goldfinch Paul Davis 11 5 European Goldfinch
Flea Beetle LuisStevens 10 8 Flea Beetle
Owlfly KostasZontanos 7 1 Owlfly
Spined Assassin Bug LisaPowers 13 5 Spined Assassin Bug
Fruit Piercing Moth Chathura Udayanga 8 7 Fruit Piercing Moth
Derbid Planthopper Atul 17 4 Derbid Planthopper
Eurasian red squirrel Paul Davis 5 4 Eurasian red squirrel
Handmaiden Moth Chathura Udayanga 8 2 Handmaiden Moth
Rough Stink Bug LuckyLogan 7 2 Rough Stink Bug
Hummingbird Hawk-moth IvanPancic 11 4 Hummingbird Hawk-moth
Resplendent quetzal male Marta RubioTexeira 30 17 Resplendent quetzal male
Six-spot burnet KostasZontanos 4 2 Six-spot burnet
Owlfly KostasZontanos 4 0 Owlfly
Hieroglyphic moth LuisStevens 4 5 Hieroglyphic moth
Woody Bracket Polypore Neil Ross 3 4 Woody Bracket Polypore
Black-tailed deer Christy Chow 6 4 Black-tailed deer
Lobster Moth caterpillar Chathura Udayanga 5 2 Lobster Moth caterpillar
Yellowtail Cribo PieterColpaert 4 1 Yellowtail Cribo
Ruddy Daggerwing Caterpillar Ismael Chaves 7 2 Ruddy Daggerwing Caterpillar
Blue day moth caterpillar Chathura Udayanga 5 0 Blue day moth caterpillar
Elf Butterfly LaurenZarate 3 3 Elf Butterfly
Tersa Sphinx moth LuisStevens 5 2 Tersa Sphinx moth
Wood Leopard Moth IvanPancic 14 5 Wood Leopard Moth
Iole's Daggerwing Butterfly Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman 17 8 Iole's Daggerwing Butterfly
Say's Stink Bug CindyBinghamKeiser 3 2 Say's Stink Bug
Black Ribbon Eel AlbertKang 8 4 Black Ribbon Eel
Coreid Bug LaurenZarate 4 0 Coreid Bug
Rosalia longicorn Jopy 19 13 Rosalia longicorn
Great Spotted Woodpecker Paul Davis 3 0 Great Spotted Woodpecker
death's head hawk moth caterpillar Chathura Udayanga 3 4 death's head hawk moth caterpillar
Orange-spotted Flower Moth/Red-waisted Florella Moth. Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman 2 6 Orange-spotted Flower Moth/Red-waisted Florella Moth.
Mexican Hat joanbstanley 4 2 Mexican Hat
Spurge Hawk-moth LuckyLogan 4 0 Spurge Hawk-moth
Cicada AnaValadares 18 8 Cicada
Rough green snake Maria dB 4 0 Rough green snake
Chinch AnaValadares 4 2 Chinch
Occelated Frogfish AlbertKang 11 5 Occelated Frogfish
Snapdragons 2 0 Snapdragons
Eastern Burnet KostasZontanos 2 0 Eastern Burnet
Unknown spotting Chathura Udayanga 2 0 Unknown spotting
Crimson Rose caterpillar Chathura Udayanga 2 0 Crimson Rose caterpillar
Monkey Moth LindaAlisto 2 0 Monkey Moth
Painted lady 2 0 Painted lady
three striped red crab spider Chathura Udayanga 2 1 three striped red crab spider
Banded tussock moth caterpillar Maria dB 4 0 Banded tussock moth caterpillar
Robber fly Chathura Udayanga 2 1 Robber fly
Phaon Crescent LuisStevens 2 0 Phaon Crescent
Fiery Skipper Butterfly Christy Chow 2 2 Fiery Skipper Butterfly

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