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Christine Y.

Christine Y.

Nature enthusiast with an M.S. in Medical Entomology, specializing in mosquitoes and ticks.

Connecticut, USA

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2019 Best Wildlife Photo - Species Interactions Special!
163 participants
997 spottings
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2019 Best Wildlife Photo - ...

We're calling for your best wildlife photos! The mission is for spottings submitted in 2019 fitting in our special ...

Arthropods parasitised by fungi
42 participants
110 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods parasitised by fungi

This mission was created to document the occurrence of parasitism of arthropod species by fungi.

Plastic Pollution
8 participants
15 spottings
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Plastic Pollution

Every bit of plastic ever made still exists somewhere in the world and the environmental impacts of plastic ...

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
344 participants
500 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 ...

2018 Best Wildlife Photo
193 participants
5,322 spottings
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2018 Best Wildlife Photo

This mission is now terminated; please watch out for the new 2019 Best Wildlife Photo mission! We're calling again ...

Life and Mathematics
250 participants
810 spottings
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Life and Mathematics

Life and mathematics are intimately implicated. And this relationship is visible now and then. If you see it, take ...

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,582 participants
2,617 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

Herbs & spices have been used since ancient times. They have been used for cooking, as medicines, in religion, ...

Reptiles of the East U.S.
197 participants
500 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the East U.S.

I love reptiles and I am really interested in finding out what type of reptiles live in this area. I can't wait to ...

Beauty of Decay
173 participants
2,336 spottings
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Beauty of Decay

This mission is about showing the beauty of all kinds of decay processes which are usually the basis beginning of ...

Snakes of the World
1,948 participants
4,798 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

A mission to document the beautiful snakes species from around the world.

Wild Orchids
177 participants
1,202 spottings
Plants

Wild Orchids

The ideal spotting would include a close up of the flower, a clear shot of the leaves, a picture of the whole ...

Orchids of the Americas
122 participants
500 spottings
Plants

Orchids of the Americas

The principal value of the virtual world of orchids, is to preserve, catalog and identify the different and ...

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,373 participants
5,658 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 ...

Wild Love
162 participants
784 spottings
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Wild Love

The mating rituals of some animals are wonderfully bizarre and each species in animal kingdom has a different ...

2017 Best Wildlife Photo
245 participants
6,472 spottings
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2017 Best Wildlife Photo

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

The Fauna and Flora of Papua New Guinea
4 participants
19 spottings
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The Fauna and Flora of Papua New ...

Papua New Guinea is the eastern half of New Guinea and its outlying islands in the South West Pacific. Its many ...

Nonflowering Plants & Mushrooms of the NorthEastern US
14 participants
762 spottings
Plants

Nonflowering Plants & Mushrooms ...

Nonflowering plants (ferns, mosses, liverworts, lichens, marine algae & water ferns, hornworts, horsetails, ...

The Color Pink
21 participants
106 spottings
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The Color Pink

Pink is a beautiful color. Working together, this mission could be filled with stunning pictures of everything ...

Wildlife in fresh waters and wetlands of NE USA
10 participants
230 spottings
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Wildlife in fresh waters and ...

Fresh waters are wellsprings and reservoirs of life. Wildlife in fresh waters and wetlands include: vernal pools, ...

Eggs of the World
1,342 participants
2,187 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 ...

The Color Red
5,835 participants
14,813 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 ...

The Color Red
5,835 participants
14,813 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 ...

Rare Color Morphs
1,021 participants
738 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, ...

Longhorn Beetles (Global)
94 participants
776 spottings
Arthropods

Longhorn Beetles (Global)

This fascinating beetles belong to the family Cerambycidae are know as Longhorn Beetles, Long-horned Beetles or ...

Coastal Wildlife of Northeastern U.S.
102 participants
489 spottings
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Coastal Wildlife of Northeastern ...

Help us rediscover the beauty of our Northeastern coast by submitting your photographs and videos of wildlife near ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,133 participants
6,025 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 ...

Eastern North America Trees
294 participants
995 spottings
Plants

Eastern North America Trees

All trees and shrubs welcomed! This mission is created to survey Eastern North American trees and shrubs. A ...

Fungus in America
213 participants
4,424 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

2016 Best Wildlife Photo
147 participants
5,918 spottings
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2016 Best Wildlife Photo

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

MISSION WEIRD Northeastern US
150 participants
174 spottings
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MISSION WEIRD Northeastern US

my teacher challenged me to find the weirdest animal ever and i want to find it

Project Frog Finder of NorthEastern United States
117 participants
232 spottings
Amphibians

Project Frog Finder of ...

Finding and identifying local frogs.

Adirondack Mountains New York Biodiversity
6 participants
6 spottings
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Adirondack Mountains New York ...

Adirondack Mountains New York Biodiversity Mission:: to explore and document all the wonderful plants and animals ...

Raptors of North America
1,343 participants
4,037 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,950 participants
5,922 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 ...

Flies!
483 participants
5,171 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

Flies are everywhere and quite frankly, I think they get a bad rap! Yes some can eat disgusting things, annoy you ...

Homeschooling Journeys of the Northeastern United States
16 participants
61 spottings
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Homeschooling Journeys of the ...

What did you find on your homeschooling adventure? Share photos of the plants, animals, and whatevers that you've ...

Slime Molds
310 participants
477 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

Mission for those slimy, but often beautifully colored molds that are often confused with fungi. Now a global ...

The Hoppers
849 participants
4,162 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

This is not for jumping organisms! This mission is focusing on the Auchenorrhyncha suborder (Free-living ...

Reptiles of the World
1,146 participants
9,574 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

International Spider Survey
3,878 participants
18,960 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

ANTS!!!!
278 participants
599 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

there are apparently 22000 species of ants. lets get to it!!

Lichens
277 participants
1,643 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

Lichens are the symbiotic union of a fungus with either a green alga or a cyanobacteria. They are very different ...

Nature in the Yard Project NorthEastern US
88 participants
397 spottings
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Nature in the Yard Project ...

Make your yard wildlife friendly, take a picture, and share it with us. Do not encourage wildlife to visit your ...

Spotted in Summer in the North East
98 participants
1,280 spottings
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Spotted in Summer in the North ...

Record, identify, and compare species of wildlife spotted in our neighborhoods and vacation destinations during ...

Moths of the World
2,948 participants
40,257 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 ...

Marvelous Mantids of the World
365 participants
965 spottings
Arthropods

Marvelous Mantids of the World

Mantids are amazing insects! Unusual and alien looking. Considered good luck in some cultures, these predatory ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,448 participants
3,543 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 ...

Birds - Northeast US
22 participants
884 spottings
Birds

Birds - Northeast US

Any birds found within the mission radius may be posted here.

Global Flight
1,342 participants
16,801 spottings
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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, insects, even ...

Wildlife of Northeastern USA
351 participants
8,684 spottings
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Wildlife of Northeastern USA

New York ,Pennsylvania, Connecticut,Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,185 participants
43,837 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 ...

Project Squirrel
5,846 participants
3,809 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends
101 participants
1,694 spottings
Arthropods

Hymenoptera of the world -- ...

The representatives of Hymenoptera order display a remarkable diversity not only of shapes and colours, but also ...

Beetles!
623 participants
9,700 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

Beetles are the most diverse group of organisms on Earth. They are found on six continents in almost every ...

Flowers of North America
9,425 participants
32,065 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 ...

Backyard bugs and unknown visitors of the Northeastern United States
140 participants
557 spottings
Arthropods

Backyard bugs and unknown ...

The surprise visitors that we stumble across while either minding our own business, or exploring our environment ...

New England Arthropods
45 participants
3,901 spottings
Arthropods

New England Arthropods

An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed ...

Birds of the World
12,740 participants
104,058 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, ...

Amphibians of the World
2,387 participants
7,388 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Nature in Yellow
2,411 participants
12,484 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.

Monarch Migration
1,131 participants
669 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Mushroom Mapping
6,017 participants
28,686 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,913 participants
12,336 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Captive Animals
2,468 participants
12,371 spottings
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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 zoos. edit: I ...

The Color Blue
2,529 participants
5,738 spottings
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The Color Blue

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

Wild Flowers of the Pacific Northwest
236 participants
1,073 spottings
Plants

Wild Flowers of the Pacific ...

This mission is designed to encompass the vast diversity of wild flowers in the Pacific Northwest from British ...

The Pacific Northwest Bioregion
419 participants
5,351 spottings
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The Pacific Northwest Bioregion

The goal of this project is so fill out as many organisms as possible for the Pacific Northwest and create a ...

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 ...

Kaua'i The Graden Island Biodiversity
12 participants
135 spottings
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Kaua'i The Graden Island ...

The Garden Island, Kaua'i Wettest place in the world. Let us help in saving the biodiversity of this Garden ...

Eastern Assassin Bugs
293 participants
304 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

The assassin bugs, family Reduviidae, is one of the largest families of true bugs in the order Hemiptera. There ...

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,614 participants
10,377 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 ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,408 participants
11,218 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,495 participants
3,304 spottings
Arthropods

The Lost Ladybug Project

Across North America ladybug species distribution is changing. We're asking you to join us in finding out where ...

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,917 participants
8,912 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Mission WILD
3,427 participants
42,057 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 ...

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring
795 participants
12 spottings
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Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle from Asia that is wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. To date, ...

Caterpillars of Eastern North America
140 participants
335 spottings
Arthropods

Caterpillars of Eastern North ...

It seems that everywhere we look we see butterflies and moths, but we never seem to think about where they came ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,468 participants
75,081 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Insects of New England
8 participants
688 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of New England

Our mission is to find and photograph as many insects in the New England area as possible!

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
665 participants
5,220 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 ...

Flowers of Northeastern USA
62 participants
869 spottings
Plants

Flowers of Northeastern USA

To document all types of flowers in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, ...

Backyard birds of Northeastern USA
58 participants
556 spottings
Birds

Backyard birds of Northeastern ...

To document backyard birds from PA, NY, WV, VA, OH, CT, and NJ.

World Science Festival Cicada Count
294 participants
176 spottings
Arthropods

World Science Festival Cicada ...

We're calling all citizen scientists to help track 17-Year Cicadas! Join the World Science Festival Cicada Count ...

Insects that live in Connecticut
35 participants
449 spottings
Arthropods

Insects that live in Connecticut

I think it would be great to pull together and identify as many insects in the state of Connecticut as possible.

Insects of New England
8 participants
688 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of New England

Our mission is to find and photograph as many insects in the New England area as possible!

Mosquitoes of the World
3 participants
2 spottings
Arthropods

Mosquitoes of the World

Please post any mosquito spottings!

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