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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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Mission WILD

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

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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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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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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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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Flowers of Europe

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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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Captive Animals

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Ghost Plant suggestion by akmurals Danvers, Massachusetts, United States 21 minutes ago

Common name: Indian Pipe, Ghost Plant
Scientific name: Monotropa uniflora

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Spotting commented on by akmurals Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States 27 minutes ago

This is a Boletus. it is not possible to ID this without examining the spores under magnification. Many Boletes flash blue on their flesh, in this case (flashing blue) it is to be avoided for consumption. There are numerous species of Boletus in the US.

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Swallow-tailed Moth favorited by Mel11 Gampaha, Western Province, Sri Lanka an hour ago

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Chiton. Quitón favorited by Mel11 Cabo de Palos, Región de Murcia, Spain an hour ago

It has an oval body with eight calcareous plates on the dorsal part. They are fixed to the substrate and move with a suction cup foot. It is dark brown in color. It feeds on algae and small organisms that it takes off with the radula. If it detaches from the rock, it curls into a ball.

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Shore clingfish. Chafarrocas favorited by Mel11 Cabo de Palos, Región de Murcia, Spain an hour ago

Small fish, about 7 cm in length. In tidal pools, under stones or algae, which are grasped by means of the suction cup, up to 15 m. It remains hidden during the day, and comes out at night. It feeds on shrimp and small worms and crabs. You can go without water for a while, but there needs to be moisture. The female lays her eggs on a stone in spring and they are watched over by both her and the male.

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Ornate Wrasse favorited by Mel11 Cavtat, Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija, Croatia an hour ago

Locally known as 'Vladika', the ornate wrasse is a very colourful small fish of shallower waters near shores. Both sexes are very colourful, and when they swim, you have the impression that all colours of the spectre are present. The intensity of colours depends on age, sex and mating season. Both sexes have brown-orange head with a distinctive bright blue pattern. Beside this, there is a distinctive sexual dimorphism - female (pics 1 and 2) is smaller, 12-15 cm in length, and it sports five blue vertical lines on both sides, and one black spot in the middle of the back. Males (pics 3-6) are bigger, reaching about 20cm in length, and generally brighter coloured - with the body appearing orange or green.

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