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Wildlife of Idaho
44 participants
305 spottings
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Wildlife of Idaho

With its sagebrush deserts and vast forests, Idaho is one of the most serene and untouched landscapes in the ...

Grasshoppers of British Columbia
2 participants
2 spottings
Arthropods

Grasshoppers of British Columbia

to discover what grasshoppers are living around the world

Wildly Hairy of Alberta Canada
22 participants
14 spottings
All

Wildly Hairy of Alberta Canada

Document the wildly hairy wildlife you see. We are in the midst of "Moustache Mania", there has got to be some ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,452 participants
3,547 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the United States - ...

Snakes play vital roles as mid- to top-level predators in our natural ecosystems but they are often very ...

2013 Best Wildlife Photo
395 participants
8,747 spottings
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2013 Best Wildlife Photo

We're calling for your best wildlife photos. This featured mission is open to all members from all over the world ...

Mission WILD
3,433 participants
42,668 spottings
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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to sustain the ...

Montana Wildlife
61 participants
177 spottings
All

Montana Wildlife

With a land area of 147,046 square miles (380,850 km2), Montana is slightly larger than Japan and slightly smaller ...

Morphed Organism ID
50 participants
514 spottings
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Morphed Organism ID

The topic of this mission is the morphing discovered in two different names belongs to different categories and ...

Flowers of Western Ghats
60 participants
392 spottings
Plants

Flowers of Western Ghats

All flowering Plants growing in 6 South Indian States Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu and ...

Fossils of Northeast Ohio
10 participants
29 spottings
Other

Fossils of Northeast Ohio

The purpose of this mission is to document and share information about fossils found in the Northeast Ohio area.

Microscopic Life
55 participants
409 spottings
Other

Microscopic Life

The purpose of this mission is to photographically record and study the many forms of microscopic life that ...

MudHouse Builders of Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Sri Lanka
1 participant
0 spottings
All

MudHouse Builders of Kerala, ...

In Kerala, traditional doctors use Potter Wasp's nest as a medicine, but not for any particular disease and it ...

Cranes of Eastern USA
159 participants
95 spottings
Birds

Cranes of Eastern USA

Cranes can be found on 5 continents and in the cultural traditions, mythology, and folklore of many cultures. A ...

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
348 participants
501 spottings
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Identifying Animals Through ...

Where there is life, there is death. Death and decomposition are a natural and sometimes beautiful part of the ...

Longlegs Project (OH, VA, NC, SC, KY, WV, TN)
57 participants
14 spottings
Arthropods

Longlegs Project (OH, VA, NC, ...

Taking into account that Harvestmen are not spiders, we have decided to crate a mission specifically for this ...

Moths of Maine
14 participants
361 spottings
Arthropods

Moths of Maine

Moths found in Maine.

Breeding Birds of BC
51 participants
490 spottings
Birds

Breeding Birds of BC

To document in photos and descriptions of spotting experiences, the breeding birds of British Columbia, especially ...

Wildly Edible California
111 participants
81 spottings
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Wildly Edible California

We want to see all those herbs, weeds, fruits, fungi, and vegetables you like to eat that grow wild in your area. ...

Raptors of California
114 participants
131 spottings
Birds

Raptors of California

This is for the community as a whole! Help us locate a document these magnificent birds of prey, especially ...

Trees of Hawaii
53 participants
50 spottings
Plants

Trees of Hawaii

To find and research any type of tree.

BC Forest Diversity
70 participants
237 spottings
All

BC Forest Diversity

Calling all hikers, walkers and B.C. forestry explorers: we need your help to document B.C. animals, plants and ...

Pets of the World
8 participants
13 spottings
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Pets of the World

I wanted a mission in which we could show off what awesome creature our most beloved family pets are. If you're ...

Critters of the Midwest
427 participants
3,188 spottings
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Critters of the Midwest

This mission documents all the critters of the Midwest (includes both insects and animals).

Marine Mammals of the World
1,334 participants
1,075 spottings
Mammals

Marine Mammals of the World

Marine mammals are a diverse group of 120 species of mammal that are primarily ocean-dwelling or depend on the ...

Invasive Species Documentation Pacific North West
69 participants
80 spottings
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Invasive Species Documentation ...

Invasive species wreak havoc on the environment and disrupt native habitats and wildlife all over the world. It is ...

Deer-Pronghorn-Big Horn Sheep of the Rocky Mountains and the Plains - CO, UT, WY
55 participants
72 spottings
Mammals

Deer-Pronghorn-Big Horn Sheep of ...

Interested in an attempt to calculate the species numbers in a 300 mile radius (see map). Are they in decline or ...

Elk-Moose-Mountain Goat of the Rockies - Colorado, Utah, Wyoming
65 participants
52 spottings
Mammals

Elk-Moose-Mountain Goat of the ...

Interested in an attempt to calculate the species numbers in a 300 mile radius (see map). Are they in decline or ...

Flowers in  the Rocky Mountains - UT, CO, WY
142 participants
672 spottings
Plants

Flowers in the Rocky Mountains ...

Flowers of the Lower Rocky Mountains native and introduced. There are many varieties, give your best description ...

Wildlife in the National Parks Adventure Bus tours
84 participants
201 spottings
All

Wildlife in the National Parks ...

Animal sightings in the National Parks of Colorado, Utah, Arizona & Wyoming.

Wildlife of Utah
107 participants
519 spottings
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Wildlife of Utah

From the Colorado Plateau to the high deserts and majestic mountains , the state of Utah has a diverse range of ...

Northwest Reptiles
25 participants
13 spottings
Reptiles

Northwest Reptiles

Identifying and sharing reptiles of the Northwestern United States.

Birds of the National Parks - Adventure Bus tours
23 participants
53 spottings
Birds

Birds of the National Parks - ...

To see and learn about as many birds as possible this year as we travel around to the National Parks. This mission ...

Great Lakes Monitoring
902 participants
5,573 spottings
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Great Lakes Monitoring

The Great Lakes are the largest surface freshwater system containing over 80 percent of freshwater on the Earth. ...

U.S. State Symbols - Northeastern states
42 participants
34 spottings
All

U.S. State Symbols - ...

Locate and identify state birds, flowers, trees, or other official state wildlife of the United States and U.S. ...

The Majestic Horse of the NorthEastern US
80 participants
57 spottings
Mammals

The Majestic Horse of the ...

The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus, or the wild horse. It is a ...

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Watch
137 participants
1,165 spottings
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Rocky Mountain Wildlife Watch

The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles from the northernmost part of British Columbia, Canada, to New ...

Away From Home - North West United States
18 participants
85 spottings
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Away From Home - North West ...

Snowyowls wintering(and summering) further and further south. Caracaras and great tailed grackles moving north. ...

Eggs of the World
1,352 participants
2,223 spottings
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Eggs of the World

Nothing is more symbolic to life in this world than the egg. Like wildlife itself, eggs come in all shapes and ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
762 participants
1,684 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

The objective of this mission is to collect pictures of the interaction between different species of arthropods. ...

The Owls of Florida
87 participants
95 spottings
Birds

The Owls of Florida

Owls are an incredible group of mostly nocturnal raptors that specialize in small mammals, arthropods, birds, and ...

South Dakota Wildlife
36 participants
272 spottings
All

South Dakota Wildlife

The purpose of this mission is to collect and document the wildlife of South Dakota. Help South Dakotan's and ...

Colorado Ungulates
19 participants
45 spottings
Mammals

Colorado Ungulates

This mission is intended to demonstrate the symbiotic nature of ungulates (hoofed-animals) to the quality of life ...

Rare Color Morphs
1,026 participants
755 spottings
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Rare Color Morphs

If you find an animal or plant that is not it's normal color, please add it to this mission. Though rare, ...

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,383 participants
5,712 spottings
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Mimetic Animals of the World

One of the most striking survival strategies of animals is mimicking their environment. Mimetism can be used for ...

Animals with Warning Colors
877 participants
1,564 spottings
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Animals with Warning Colors

Many animals use colors in the opposite way of camouflage. They have bright colors wich make them highly ...

Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
517 participants
306 spottings
Arthropods

Parental care in insects and ...

[PLEASE READ the instructions under Overview first!*]. Did you know that some of the lesser creatures engage in ...

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation
699 participants
1,011 spottings
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Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

Please share photos of wildlife in accredited sanctuaries and centers for animals rescued from situations ...

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,700 participants
11,938 spottings
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Backyard Habitats of the World

Some of the most remarkable nature and wildlife can be seen right in your own backyard! The focus of this mission ...

Signs of Wildlife
2,963 participants
6,025 spottings
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Signs of Wildlife

If you look carefully, there are signs of wildlife everywhere. From subtle animal tracks and abandoned spider ...

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
675 participants
5,385 spottings
Arthropods

Caterpillars and larvae of the ...

There are many beautiful and unique larva forms such as caterpillars that we never even notice until they turn ...

BioBlitz: Rocky Mountain National Park
164 participants
171 spottings
All

BioBlitz: Rocky Mountain ...

Help us count and identify species in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado! National Geographic and the National Park ...

Mitten Crab Watch
232 participants
19 spottings
Other

Mitten Crab Watch

The Chinese Mitten Crab is native to East Asia. It has invaded the Great Lakes, the Gulf Coast, San Francisco Bay, ...

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,519 participants
3,370 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Curious which vegetable varieties might grow best in your garden? Cornell researchers are, too. We compile ...

Mushroom Mapping
6,049 participants
28,744 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather important data and ...

Amphibians of the World
2,395 participants
7,420 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

Lethal fungi, habitat loss, and predators have caused severe declines in amphibian populations around the world. ...

Trees of the World
944 participants
4,993 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Parental Care
79 participants
291 spottings
All

Parental Care

This mission is dedicated to Parenting Organisms spotted with taking care of their cubs, Eggs, juvenile, chicks, ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,023 participants
1,630 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

Symbiosis is close and often long-term interaction between different biological species. There are many example of ...

Raptors of the Northwest
86 participants
48 spottings
Birds

Raptors of the Northwest

This mission is designed to track wild raptor migration in the Northwest of the United States for bird enthusiasts ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,416 participants
11,336 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

Insects are the most important pollinators of flowering plants (Angiosperms). They are very valuable for humans, ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,209 participants
44,666 spottings
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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of animals and ...

Monarch Migration
1,134 participants
670 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

Where have you seen a Monarch? Help document Monarch migration by posting photos of your spottings.

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,136 participants
6,091 spottings
Plants

Fruiting Bodies of the World

This mission is about mapping all the different kinds of fruiting bodies around the world. This doesn't ...

In Search of Hymenoptera - Montana & Wyoming
15 participants
22 spottings
All

In Search of Hymenoptera - ...

Document as many possible species of Hymenoptera discovered in your own backyard.

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,934 participants
8,979 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

This mission is to document the incredible architectural abilities of animals from all genera.

Global Schoolyard Bioblitz!
2,881 participants
5,292 spottings
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Global Schoolyard Bioblitz!

Teachers and students, start documenting and sharing the wildlife you encounter in and around your school sites! ...

Tiber Dam Wildlife
2 participants
22 spottings
Other

Tiber Dam Wildlife

retired

Earthworms
1 participant
0 spottings
Other

Earthworms

Retired

The Color Red
5,847 participants
14,939 spottings
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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 wildlife images ...

El Color Rojo
837 participants
2,288 spottings
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El Color Rojo

El color rojo es un color audaz que representa la pasión. Nos gustaría crear una colección de imágenes de la fauna ...

International Spider Survey
3,900 participants
19,205 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology is the ...

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,149 participants
6,459 spottings
All

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

We here at the National Wildlife Federation are celebrating our 74th annual National Wildlife Week! This year we ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,932 participants
12,475 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution and over 5,000 ...

Raptors of North America
1,343 participants
4,031 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

Raptors (Birds of Prey - Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Owls and Vultures) are found throughout North America - from the ...

Fall Into Phenology
1,227 participants
2,201 spottings
Plants

Fall Into Phenology

Celebrate the Fall Equinox and help us reach our goal of 500 reported observations with Project BudBurst’s new ...

Biodiversity of Glacier National Park!
33 participants
201 spottings
All

Biodiversity of Glacier National ...

Growing up in Montana I have always loved Glacier National Park. In the last several years I've been traveling ...

Helena Homeschool
6 participants
21 spottings
All

Helena Homeschool

In keeping with the Charlotte Mason style of Nature Study, we are attempting to identify and learn about our local ...

Nature in Yellow
2,418 participants
12,578 spottings
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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

The Color Blue
2,539 participants
5,814 spottings
All

The Color Blue

There are so many incredible animals in the color blue. However, at the same time, they are few when considering ...

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,010 participants
4,412 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

This mission is to document the food habits of animals from all genera.

Moths of the World
2,982 participants
40,670 spottings
Arthropods

Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside your door. In ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,497 participants
75,872 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired artistic ...

2012 Best Wildlife Photo
1,252 participants
12,913 spottings
All

2012 Best Wildlife Photo

We're calling for your best wildlife photos. This featured mission is open to all members from all over the world ...

Captive Animals
2,470 participants
12,372 spottings
All

Captive Animals

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

Project Squirrel
5,866 participants
3,824 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

Fox squirrels and grey squirrels are two of the most familiar species of wildlife in many neighborhoods and ...

Flowers of North America
9,440 participants
32,228 spottings
Plants

Flowers of North America

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

Wildlife of the Prairies
58 participants
403 spottings
All

Wildlife of the Prairies

The Prairies are nested between the Rocky Mountains West, the Canadian Shield East, the boreal forest North and in ...

Birds of the World
12,774 participants
104,299 spottings
Birds

Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across the globe, ...

Earthworms
1 participant
0 spottings
Other

Earthworms

Retired

Montana Wildlife
61 participants
177 spottings
All

Montana Wildlife

With a land area of 147,046 square miles (380,850 km2), Montana is slightly larger than Japan and slightly smaller ...

Tiber Dam Wildlife
2 participants
22 spottings
Other

Tiber Dam Wildlife

retired

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