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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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Carpenter bee (female) favorited by Jae Santa Catarina, Brazil 23 minutes ago

Size between 2 and 2.5 cm. As usual among Xylocopa species, X. frontalis does not differ morphologically from the others, but in pigmentation, in which the male is completely yellow with some darker bands in the abdominal region and the female is black, with reddish or red stripes. Like the rest of the genus, this bee has a solitary character and does not form colonies, unlike other Hymenoptera (bees, wasps). However, he still shares the instinct to build wooden nests with almost all the other members: he digs cylindrical holes about 1.30 cm wide and up to 25.4 cm deep. At the bottom of these nests the female deposits a ball of pollen paste moistened with saliva, in which she lays a single egg. Then it covers this paste with sawdust again agglutinated with oral secretions, thus forming a type of cell. This process is repeated, placing each new cell before the previous one, until the tunnel is full. Individuals go through larvae and pupa stages to the imago state. Those closest to the opening complete their metamorphosis first, emerging first from the tunnel, followed in succession by the others.

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Spring snowflake favorited by Jae Črnomelj, Slovenia 24 minutes ago

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Toad lily favorited by Sergio Monteiro New York, New York, United States 31 minutes ago

Tricyrtis are herbaceous perennials with creeping rhizomes. White with reddish spots. The stems are branched from the middle to the top. The subsessile leaves are arranged alternately along the stems.

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Bumble Bee Orchid favorited by Machi Ntrafi, Greece 31 minutes ago

Orchid with a slim stem up to 15 cm and a few small flowers with a lip size of about 1cm.

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Earwig spotted by Sergio Monteiro Santa Catarina, Brazil 32 minutes ago

Earwigs make up the insect order Dermaptera. With about 2,000 species in 12 families, they are one of the smaller insect orders. Earwigs have characteristic cerci, a pair of forceps-like pincers on their abdomen, and membranous wings folded underneath short, rarely used forewings, hence the scientific order name, "skin wings". Some groups are tiny parasites on mammals and lack the typical pincers. Earwigs are found on all continents except Antarctica. Earwigs are mostly nocturnal and often hide in small, moist crevices during the day, and are active at night, feeding on a wide variety of insects and plants. Damage to foliage, flowers, and various crops is commonly blamed on earwigs

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Jelly fungi/ stagshorn fungus commented on by Machi Gujarat, India 34 minutes ago

Welcome to Project Noah Rajkumar parmar! I invite you to check out our FAQ page (https://www.projectnoah.org/faq) where you can find the rules of the site and general information about how to use it. Great first spotting and I look forward to seeing more from you!

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