Caps were orange-brown, had inrolled margins, and slight depressions in the center of each cap. Stipes were similar in color to the caps, but a bit more pale. Gills were cream colored, close, and bruised brownish. The milk was white and copious.
If you eat this mushroom, you will most likely die. It's considered to be the deadliest mushroom in North America. The "Destroying Angel" has definitely earned its common name. The "angel" part of its name refers to its pure white color and classically beautiful structure. The "destroying" part of its name refers to its truly deadly chemical composition. This mushroom was pure white with a smooth, bald, bell-shaped cap. The stipe was somewhat shaggy and had a bulb at the base. Gills were close and free.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.