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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

Roseate Spoonbill James A McNair 21 13 Roseate Spoonbill
Yellow Crowned Night Heron My Wildhood 15 8 Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Horse-fly AnaValadares 17 7 Horse-fly
Dwarf Mexican Tree Frog magazhu 8 3 Dwarf Mexican Tree Frog
Leaf-footed Bug nymph CindyBinghamKeiser 9 4 Leaf-footed Bug nymph
Common Five-ring DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 5 Common Five-ring
Willet James A McNair 7 2 Willet
Jagged Ambush Bug CindyBinghamKeiser 7 2 Jagged Ambush Bug
Orange Birch Bolete LuckyLogan 10 2 Orange Birch Bolete
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 0 Unknown spotting
Coast Range Fence Lizard Frederic Ansermoz 5 1 Coast Range Fence Lizard
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 2 Unknown spotting
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly James A McNair 5 11 Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
Eastern Box Turtle LindaKing2 6 3 Eastern Box Turtle
The Commander subhojit chakrabarty 5 2 The Commander
Minor Lizard LuisStevens 9 4 Minor Lizard
Northern Gannet Frederic Ansermoz 37 31 Northern Gannet
African Bush Elephant duttagupta35504 4 0 African Bush Elephant
Kermes Scale Moth stephanielrickman 4 0 Kermes Scale Moth
Yellow Rat Snake James A McNair 11 5 Yellow Rat Snake
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 2 Unknown spotting
Lucifer Hummingbird female My Wildhood 7 0 Lucifer Hummingbird female
Paper wasps magazhu 11 2 Paper wasps
purple swamphen ashutosh.dudhatra 5 2 purple swamphen
Widow Skimmer 6000th spotting joanbstanley 3 4 Widow Skimmer      6000th spotting
Spotted Fritillary KostasZontanos 3 2 Spotted Fritillary
Banded demoiselle Marta RubioTexeira 6 1 Banded demoiselle
Western Pygmy Blue StirredMocha 13 7 Western Pygmy Blue
Andean avocet PieterColpaert 4 3 Andean avocet
Bird's nest LuisStevens 2 0 Bird's nest
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 0 Unknown spotting
Common Flying Dragon KdonGalay 7 0 Common Flying Dragon
Squirrel Treefrog brycegarling 3 0 Squirrel Treefrog
Common moorhen baby Marta RubioTexeira 3 5 Common moorhen baby
Spider crab Marta RubioTexeira 15 12 Spider crab
Longhorn Beetle CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Longhorn Beetle
Uhler's Stink Bug CindyBinghamKeiser 3 0 Uhler's Stink Bug
African Swamphen Jared Hersch 2 0 African Swamphen
Say's phoebe LuisStevens 1 1 Say's phoebe
Robber Fly Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman 4 10 Robber Fly
Neon Skimmer joanbstanley 2 0 Neon Skimmer
Narrow-banded Owl butterfly magazhu 5 19 Narrow-banded Owl butterfly
Weaver Ant Queens FlorianMeier 6 1 Weaver Ant Queens
Tadpole (Girino) R.Garcia 2 2 Tadpole (Girino)
Assassin Bug Nymphs LuisStevens 3 0 Assassin Bug Nymphs
Silkmoth Caterpillar LuisStevens 13 6 Silkmoth Caterpillar
Eastern Meadowlark PamTrapani 7 2 Eastern Meadowlark
Brown Tree Frog twolittletoddies 2 1 Brown Tree Frog
Australian green tree frog twolittletoddies 2 0 Australian green tree frog
Smooth Froglet twolittletoddies 2 0 Smooth Froglet

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