Project Noah

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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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Mission Mammal
4 participants
7 spottings

Mission Mammal

This mission was founded to provide a strong list of wild mammals and in the future help to conserve them.

Mission Mussels: Stopping the Devastating Decline of Our Freshwater Mussels
3 participants
7 spottings

Mission Mussels: Stopping the ...

Many people view mussels as just rocks, but they are not. They are a food source for many creatures, even human. ...

120 participants
947 spottings


This Mission is the online repository of marine, fresh-water and terrestrial mollusks spotted by Project ...

493 participants
7,012 spottings

2015 Best Wildlife Photo

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

291 participants
729 spottings

Marvelous Mantids of the World

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

4 participants
16 spottings

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 ...

633 participants
5,335 spottings

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari

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

237 participants
344 spottings

Slime Molds

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

21 participants
9 spottings

Plant Products

Things that come from plants

40 participants
40 spottings

Grasses of North America

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

535 participants
7,594 spottings


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

557 participants
2,075 spottings

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

2,868 participants
68,184 spottings

National Geographic's Great ...

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

3,602 participants
16,656 spottings

International Spider Survey

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

5,330 participants
3,143 spottings

The Lost Ladybug Project

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

39 participants
61 spottings

Non-flowering Plants of North ...

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

47 participants
296 spottings

Wildlife of Indiana

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

2,782 participants
29,897 spottings

Mission WILD

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

277 participants
145 spottings

World Science Festival Cicada ...

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

98 participants
137 spottings

North American Bat Tracker

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

2,598 participants
32,053 spottings

Moths of the World

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

1,208 participants
2,121 spottings

Fall Into Phenology

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

259 participants
520 spottings


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

589 participants
4,163 spottings

Caterpillars and larvae of the ...

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

165 participants
653 spottings

Fantastic Fungi - WV, OH, MI

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

23 participants
58 spottings

Warblers through the Midwest

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

68 participants
476 spottings

Wildflowers of Indiana

Document the wildflowers of Indiana

658 participants
924 spottings

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

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

560 participants
4,981 spottings

Global Coral Reef Monitoring

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

776 participants
3,655 spottings

The Hoppers

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

721 participants
1,474 spottings

Interaction between different ...

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

819 participants
1,358 spottings

Animals with Warning Colors

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

948 participants
4,002 spottings

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

1,053 participants
614 spottings

Monarch Migration

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

978 participants
721 spottings

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, ...

1,250 participants
1,956 spottings

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 ...

1,293 participants
9,083 spottings

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

1,262 participants
14,980 spottings

Global Flight

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

1,235 participants
4,896 spottings

Mimetic Animals of the World

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

1,484 participants
2,209 spottings

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

2,373 participants
11,517 spottings

Captive Animals

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

2,451 participants
3,334 spottings

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

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

903 participants
1,205 spottings

Symbiotic Relationships

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

816 participants
457 spottings

Bat Monitoring Project

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

1,250 participants
3,721 spottings

Raptors of North America

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

2,755 participants
5,806 spottings

Signs of Wildlife

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

1,351 participants
3,339 spottings

Snakes of the United States - ...

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

5,713 participants
24,950 spottings

Mushroom Mapping

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

5,591 participants
3,463 spottings

Project Squirrel

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

5,678 participants
13,472 spottings

The Color Red

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

2,238 participants
6,558 spottings

Amphibians of the World

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

2,726 participants
7,895 spottings

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

1,835 participants
4,390 spottings

Snakes of the World

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

2,274 participants
10,753 spottings

Nature in Yellow

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

1,063 participants
4,229 spottings

Fruiting Bodies of the World

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

2,394 participants
4,943 spottings

The Color Blue

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

191 participants
406 spottings

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 ...

7,039 participants
39,922 spottings

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

8,192 participants
61,883 spottings

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

4,752 participants
10,975 spottings

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

247 participants
258 spottings

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US

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

183 participants
321 spottings

Midwest Amphibian Study

To catalog and study amphibians in their natural habitat.

177 participants
479 spottings

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 ...

12,366 participants
86,261 spottings

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, ...

281 participants
984 spottings

Eastern North America Trees

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

1,055 participants
8,345 spottings

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

863 participants
4,345 spottings

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

9,205 participants
28,574 spottings

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 ...

8,528 participants
9,327 spottings

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 ...

792 participants
23 spottings

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring

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

4 participants
16 spottings

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 ...