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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

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

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Stemless Carline Thistle spotted by Zlatan Celebic Gex, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 33 minutes ago

Also known as Dwarf Carline or Silver thistle, this is a perennial flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to alpine regions of central and southern Europe. Spiky leaves radiating from central dome, the plant grows up to half-metre. Flowers large, 12-15 cm in diameter, and creamy white; and flowers between June and September.

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Dwarf thistle spotted by Zlatan Celebic Gex, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 44 minutes ago

Appears like a crawling herbaceous perennial, or a disorderly mass of thistle-like leaves and thistle-like flowerheads thrown together on a heap. Flowerheads grows directly from the rosette, they are stemless.

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Spotting commented on by Zlatan Celebic Cynthiana, Kentucky, United States 49 minutes ago

Hello Bonnie Pierce and welcome to the Project Noah community!

This is a very interesting spotting, thanks for sharing it with us; I hope someone would come up with a proper ID. If you know the organism ID, please provide it in right fields; for the rest, please bear in mind to fill the form as much as you can.

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Spotting favorited by Zlatan Celebic Cynthiana, Kentucky, United States 53 minutes ago

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Spotting spotted by Bonnie Pierce Cynthiana, Kentucky, United States an hour ago

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Malay Fig favorited by Zlatan Celebic Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia an hour ago

A common montane species of earth fig. About 5m tall tree. Fig fruits are growing on a long dropping stalk that reaches for the ground. Has a sweet smell when opened.

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