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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

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

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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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Velvet ant commented on by cobalttoad Harriman, Tennessee, United States 20 minutes ago

Haha, corrected. Thank you DanDoucette

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Stump-toed Gecko spotted by Mel11 Grand Port District, Mauritius 32 minutes ago

Its most distinctive feature is the absence or near-absence of a claw on the inner digit of its fore and hind feet. It has a stout body and a row of enlarged scales running along the underside of the tail. They are grey to greyish brown by day, fading to whitish when active at night. The head and body are speckled with light and the gecko’s flattened tail is constricted at the base, giving it a carrot-like shape

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Sand lizard favorited by Mark Ridgway Hulshorst, Gelderland, Netherlands 47 minutes ago

The sand lizard is also known as the dune lizard. It is part of the lacertid lizard family. The sand lizard is a ground dweller that forages for food in the vegetation. The male lizard can be identified by its green colour. The female is brown. Its length from head to tail is roughly 16 to 20 cm. The lizard has a relatively large head and blunt snout. At night and in cool or damp weather, the lizards return to their underground holes. The sand lizard is only active in sunny weather. They are voracious and chase anything that moves and fits in their mouths. Their diet consists largely of insects and other small invertebrates. When the temperatures rise during the day, the sand lizards retreat to their underground lair. Sand lizards dig burrows in which to hibernate. Males can begin hibernation from late August to early September but females often start to hibernate about a month later, in September or early October. Sand lizards emerge from hibernation in April and May.

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Flamingo spotted by Misty10 Terre Haute, Indiana, United States 50 minutes ago

Spotted at the Indianapolis Zoo

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Oyster mushroom commented on by Mark Ridgway Overijssel, Netherlands 54 minutes ago

Fabulous specimens.

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Oyster mushroom favorited by Mark Ridgway Overijssel, Netherlands 55 minutes ago

Pleurotus ostreatus has a broad, fan or oyster-shaped cap spanning 5 – 25 cm. Natural specimens range from white to gray or tan to dark-brown. The margin is inrolled when young, and is smooth and often somewhat lobed or wavy. The flesh is white, firm, and varies in thickness due to stipe arrangement. The gills of the mushroom are white to cream, and descend on the stalk if present. If so, the stipe is off-center with a lateral attachment to wood. The spore print of the mushroom is white to lilac-gray, and best viewed on dark background. The mushroom's stipe is often absent. When present, it is short and thick.

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