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JoAnneDavis

JoAnneDavis

I currently work for Indiana's DNR as the assistant non-game aquatic biologist. I studied Wildlife Biology at Ball State University.

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Marvelous Mantids of the World
221 participants
531 spottings
Arthropods

Marvelous Mantids of the World

Mantids are amazing insects! Unusual and alien looking. Considered good luck in some cultures, these predatory ...

Invasive Species of the Midwest
4 participants
14 spottings
All

Invasive Species of the Midwest

A species is invasive when it is both nonnative to the ecosystem in which it is found, and capable of causing ...

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari
597 participants
4,228 spottings
Arthropods

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari

We're partnering with Project Noah to make our adventure truly interactive. We want you to upload pictures of ...

Slime Molds
175 participants
256 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

Mission for those slimy, but often beautifully colored molds that are often confused with fungi. Now a global ...

Plant Products
21 participants
7 spottings
All

Plant Products

Things that come from plants

Grasses of North America
40 participants
32 spottings
Plants

Grasses of North America

Since there aren't many field guides dedicated to grasses, and most of those are illustrated with drawings instead ...

Beetles!
483 participants
6,467 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

Beetles are the most diverse group of organisms on Earth. They are found on six continents in almost every ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
449 participants
1,832 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

With cat like grace, agility and Teddy Bearish charms bellying their formidable predatory instincts, the jumping ...

National Geographic's Great Nature Project
2,644 participants
57,444 spottings
All

National Geographic's Great ...

National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked to contribute ...

International Spider Survey
3,391 participants
15,137 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,170 participants
2,944 spottings
Arthropods

The Lost Ladybug Project

Across North America ladybug species distribution is changing. We're asking you to join us in finding out where ...

Non-flowering Plants of North America
36 participants
44 spottings
Plants

Non-flowering Plants of North ...

There are many beautiful and colorful plants that never have flowers. How many can you find and identify around ...

Wildlife of Indiana
47 participants
257 spottings
All

Wildlife of Indiana

This mission is to gather documented sightings of all wildlife (not including plants and fungi) throughout the ...

Mission WILD
2,351 participants
22,809 spottings
All

Mission WILD

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

World Science Festival Cicada Count
265 participants
134 spottings
Arthropods

World Science Festival Cicada ...

We're calling all citizen scientists to help track 17-Year Cicadas! Join the World Science Festival Cicada Count ...

North American Bat Tracker
94 participants
131 spottings
All

North American Bat Tracker

We want to know where bats are and what they're doing! North American bats are under tremendous pressure from ...

Moths of the World
2,389 participants
26,651 spottings
Arthropods

Moths of the World

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

Fall Into Phenology
1,170 participants
2,015 spottings
Plants

Fall Into Phenology

Celebrate the Fall Equinox and help us reach our goal of 500 reported observations with Project BudBurst’s new ...

ANTS!!!!
235 participants
432 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

there are apparently 22000 species of ants. lets get to it!!

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
531 participants
3,621 spottings
Arthropods

Caterpillars and larvae of the ...

There are many beautiful and unique larva forms such as caterpillars that we never even notice until they turn ...

Fantastic Fungi - WV, OH, MI
164 participants
617 spottings
Fungi

Fantastic Fungi - WV, OH, MI

The main purpose of this mission is to explore different kinds of fungi in our environment.

Warblers through the Midwest
21 participants
14 spottings
Birds

Warblers through the Midwest

Discover and catalog the migratory warblers traveling through the Midwest by sharing photos and descriptions of ...

Wildflowers of Indiana
68 participants
425 spottings
All

Wildflowers of Indiana

Document the wildflowers of Indiana

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation
587 participants
843 spottings
All

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

Please share photos of wildlife in accredited sanctuaries and centers for animals rescued from situations ...

Global Coral Reef Monitoring
536 participants
4,541 spottings
Other

Global Coral Reef Monitoring

The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network works hard to improve management and conservation of coral reefs by ...

The Hoppers
723 participants
3,282 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

This is not for jumping organisms! This mission is focusing on the Auchenorrhyncha suborder (Free-living ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
668 participants
1,406 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

The objective of this mission is to collect pictures of the interaction between different species of arthropods. ...

Animals with Warning Colors
759 participants
1,255 spottings
All

Animals with Warning Colors

Many animals use colors in the opposite way of camouflage. They have bright colors wich make them highly ...

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
887 participants
3,632 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

This mission is to document the food habits of animals from all genera.

Monarch Migration
985 participants
556 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

Where have you seen a Monarch? Help document Monarch migration by posting photos of your spottings.

Rare Color Morphs
926 participants
680 spottings
All

Rare Color Morphs

If you find an animal or plant that is not it's normal color, please add it to this mission. Though rare, ...

Eggs of the World
1,166 participants
1,734 spottings
All

Eggs of the World

Nothing is more symbolic to life in this world than the egg. Like wildlife itself, eggs come in all shapes and ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,184 participants
8,018 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

Insects are the most important pollinators of flowering plants (Angiosperms). They are very valuable for humans, ...

Global Flight
1,173 participants
13,364 spottings
All

Global Flight

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,148 participants
4,471 spottings
All

Mimetic Animals of the World

One of the most striking survival strategies of animals is mimicking their environment. Mimetism can be used for ...

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,395 participants
2,071 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

Herbs & spices have been used since ancient times. They have been used for cooking, as medicines, in religion, ...

Captive Animals
2,252 participants
11,073 spottings
All

Captive Animals

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

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,381 participants
3,124 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Curious which vegetable varieties might grow best in your garden? Cornell researchers are, too. We compile ...

Symbiotic Relationships
840 participants
1,144 spottings
All

Symbiotic Relationships

Symbiosis is close and often long-term interaction between different biological species. There are many example of ...

Bat Monitoring Project
762 participants
419 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

The Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting biological diversity ...

Raptors of North America
1,171 participants
3,398 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

Raptors (Birds of Prey - Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Owls and Vultures) are found throughout North America - from the ...

Signs of Wildlife
2,585 participants
5,408 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

If you look carefully, there are signs of wildlife everywhere. From subtle animal tracks and abandoned spider ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,255 participants
3,137 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the United States - ...

Snakes play vital roles as mid- to top-level predators in our natural ecosystems but they are often very ...

Mushroom Mapping
5,455 participants
23,062 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Project Squirrel
5,436 participants
3,267 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

Fox squirrels and grey squirrels are two of the most familiar species of wildlife in many neighborhoods and ...

The Color Red
5,514 participants
12,628 spottings
All

The Color Red

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

Amphibians of the World
2,072 participants
5,842 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

Lethal fungi, habitat loss, and predators have caused severe declines in amphibian populations around the world. ...

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,537 participants
7,088 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

This mission is to document the incredible architectural abilities of animals from all genera.

Snakes of the World
1,720 participants
4,089 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

A mission to document the beautiful snakes species from around the world.

Nature in Yellow
2,119 participants
9,663 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

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

Fruiting Bodies of the World
997 participants
3,841 spottings
Plants

Fruiting Bodies of the World

This mission is about mapping all the different kinds of fruiting bodies around the world. This doesn't ...

The Color Blue
2,217 participants
4,415 spottings
All

The Color Blue

There are so many incredible animals in the color blue. However, at the same time, they are few when considering ...

Call for the color purple - SouthEastern United States
192 participants
379 spottings
All

Call for the color purple - ...

Find all things purple to help support awareness for cystic fibrosis month. Together we can let the world see that ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
6,956 participants
37,734 spottings
All

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,037 participants
55,053 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,617 participants
9,958 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution and over 5,000 ...

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US
240 participants
255 spottings
All

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US

This mission is dedicated to showcasing spiral patterns found in nature. Whether it be Fibonacci spiral patterns ...

Midwest Amphibian Study
169 participants
297 spottings
Amphibians

Midwest Amphibian Study

To catalog and study amphibians in their natural habitat.

Midwest Reptile Study
166 participants
449 spottings
Reptiles

Midwest Reptile Study

The mission of this group is to catalog local reptiles in the wild and to aid in the education and conservation of ...

Birds of the World
12,091 participants
77,376 spottings
Birds

Birds of the World

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

Eastern North America Trees
275 participants
968 spottings
Plants

Eastern North America Trees

All trees and shrubs welcomed! This mission is created to survey Eastern North American trees and shrubs. A ...

Reptiles of the World
991 participants
7,531 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Trees of the World
812 participants
4,067 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Flowers of North America
9,038 participants
26,662 spottings
Plants

Flowers of North America

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

2011 Best Wildlife Photo
8,535 participants
9,388 spottings
All

2011 Best Wildlife Photo

We're calling for your best wildlife photos. This featured mission is open to all members from all over the world ...

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring
766 participants
22 spottings
All

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle from Asia that is wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. To date, ...

Invasive Species of the Midwest
4 participants
14 spottings
All

Invasive Species of the Midwest

A species is invasive when it is both nonnative to the ecosystem in which it is found, and capable of causing ...