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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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Nature in Yellow

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

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Flowers of Europe

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

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Captive Animals

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

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Shield Bug spotted by John B. Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines an hour ago

Hemiptera; Pentatomidae; Unidentified Strachiini, When I started trying to identify this bug, I could see that it has many prominent features and thought that it would not be too difficult. The head, that kind of round cornered triangle shape with bulging eyes stuck on the sides as an afterthought makes it sure to be a Hemipter. The laterotergites, the shape of the pronotum and the large scutellum all combine to confirm it is a Shield Bug. So the most obvious feature, the big bright "Y" on its back should do very well in finalizing my I.D. - not a hope. When I looked in the inaturalist website, there were dozens of them and they all had this "Y" on their backs. So Unidentified Strachiini it is , at least for now.

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White-breasted Waterhen (chicks) commented on by SukanyaDatta Kolkata, West Bengal, India an hour ago

The adults I have seen here are pretty nonchalant. One even flew in through the window of my friend's house as her daughter was studying. In the last couple of years there has been litigation over a waterbody near my house. So nobody can touch this waterbody. Water hyacinth does not care; it has proliferated to cover the entire lake. Cormorants have disappeared but there has been an explosion in the local population of the waterhen.

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Spotting commented on by moonwitch117 Louisburg, Kansas, United States 3 hours ago

Thanks for the suggestion! We have spotted an American toad nearby so it’s a good guess!

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unidentified plant spotted by Kalen Eugene, Oregon, United States 3 hours ago

Common short weed with long leaves, each leaf has a dark spot

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Least Chipmunk favorited by SukanyaDatta Lat: 39.93 Lon: -106.16 4 hours ago

I was looking at the slime mold in my previous spotting and something moving in this hole caught my eye. These holes are abundant across the landscape as are chipmunks. Thus hole was near a garage we are building so these animals see us on a daily basis.

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Least Chipmunk spotted by tomk3886 Lat: 39.93 Lon: -106.16 5 hours ago

I was looking at the slime mold in my previous spotting and something moving in this hole caught my eye. These holes are abundant across the landscape as are chipmunks. Thus hole was near a garage we are building so these animals see us on a daily basis.

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