For 2021, Project Noah is featuring our Backyard Habitats of the World mission. With the global pandemic limiting travel and keeping people close to home, we wanted to feature a mission that promotes local nature discoveries. This mission is designed to encourage people to explore nature in their backyards and local green spaces!
Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather important data and spread knowledge about mushrooms by documenting their locations in your area. The Mushroom Mapping project is a collaborative effort between Columbia’s Urban Landscape Lab, Spatial Information Design Lab and StrataSpore.
Signs of wildlife live everywhere. From subtle animal tracks and abandoned spider webs, to weathered bones and shells. This mission has been created to highlight some of the signs we've come across while out in the field.
Led by Ranger CindyBinghamKeiser, share your favorite Hoppers photographs! Add only Froghoppers/Spittle Bugs, Leafhoppers, Sharpshooters, Planthoppers, Lanternflies, Peanut-head flies, Treehoppers, Piglet Bugs and Cicada spottings. Please do not add grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, frogs, spiders & other non Auchenorrhyncha suborder organisms.
Led by Ranger ForestDragon, our Marvelous Mantids of the World mission celebrates these amazing insects! Unusual and alien-looking, these predatory creatures are loved by many and considered good luck in some cultures.
Mantids are sold as beneficial insects for gardens, though they are not picky about what they eat and will prey on butterflies as easily
as grasshoppers. Some species of mantids get large enough to catch and eat frogs, lizards and even hummingbirds!
Some of the most remarkable nature and wildlife can be seen right in your own backyard! The focus of this mission is to share pictures of any and all wildlife that you observe in your own backyard or garden.