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CindyBinghamKeiser

CindyBinghamKeiser

One person can make a difference so make nature a priority. I'm a Project Noah Ranger, Docent, Naturalist & nature nerd! PN lover since 2011

Ramona, CaliforniaLat: 33.12, Long: -117.09

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2019 Best Wildlife Photo - Species Interactions Special!
114 participants
452 spottings
All

2019 Best Wildlife Photo - ...

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

Mammals Of California/Arizona
13 participants
73 spottings
Mammals

Mammals Of California/Arizona

Photograph mammals that are found in California.

California Native Plant Cultivars
23 participants
52 spottings
Plants

California Native Plant Cultivars

California is home to more than 6,000 native plant species and many have cultivars! A cultivar is a plant variety ...

Birds of California/Arizona
31 participants
593 spottings
Birds

Birds of California/Arizona

I am trying to record every bird in California... including Catalina island.

2018 Best Wildlife Photo
199 participants
5,290 spottings
All

2018 Best Wildlife Photo

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

Wildlife of Yosemite National Park
22 participants
179 spottings
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Wildlife of Yosemite National ...

The purpose of this mission is to show the diversity of wildlife in Yosemite National Park.

2017 Best Wildlife Photo
248 participants
6,476 spottings
All

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 ...

2016 Best Wildlife Photo
151 participants
5,925 spottings
All

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 ...

Hummingbirds of Costa Rica
22 participants
86 spottings
Birds

Hummingbirds of Costa Rica

This mission pretends to gather the beauty and diversity of hummingbirds of Costa Rica.

2015 Best Wildlife Photo
510 participants
7,865 spottings
All

2015 Best Wildlife Photo

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

Toxic Mushrooms of California
13 participants
22 spottings
Fungi

Toxic Mushrooms of California

While most mushrooms are harmless, and some of them are delicious, a small amount are toxic and even deadly. When ...

2014 Best Wildlife Photo
116 participants
2,971 spottings
All

2014 Best Wildlife Photo

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

Marvelous Mantids of the World
345 participants
928 spottings
Arthropods

Marvelous Mantids of the World

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

Arthropods parasitised by other arthropods
31 participants
152 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods parasitised by other ...

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

Living Wild in the Chaparral
22 participants
190 spottings
All

Living Wild in the Chaparral

Of all the distinct, natural communities in California, only one is found throughout and only one can be said to ...

Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends
95 participants
1,584 spottings
Arthropods

Hymenoptera of the world -- ...

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

Opisthobranchs & Nudibranchs of the World
349 participants
1,179 spottings
Other

Opisthobranchs & Nudibranchs of ...

Opistobranchs are a large and diverse group of marine gastropods. They include several types of sea slugs: sea ...

Flowering Cacti and Succulents of California
173 participants
151 spottings
Plants

Flowering Cacti and Succulents ...

The purpose of this mission is to highlight and celebrate the spectacular blooms coming from an otherwise very ...

Woodpeckers of North America
60 participants
231 spottings
Birds

Woodpeckers of North America

The purpose of this mission is to learn more about woodpeckers and their habits. I am keeping a checklist of ...

ProjectCatalina
11 participants
380 spottings
All

ProjectCatalina

This is a self project. I am working on documenting all the plant and animal life on Catalina Island, CA.

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari
644 participants
6,647 spottings
Arthropods

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari

We're partnering with Project Noah to make our adventure truly interactive. We want you to upload pictures of ...

Longhorn Beetles (Global)
88 participants
747 spottings
Arthropods

Longhorn Beetles (Global)

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

Humpback Whale Flukes
303 participants
58 spottings
Mammals

Humpback Whale Flukes

I work as a flukematcher for Allied Whale based at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor Maine. They hold the ...

Great Alaskan Challenge
37 participants
1,695 spottings
All

Great Alaskan Challenge

To photograph and capture nature and wildlife in the last American frontier.

California's Native Plants
64 participants
324 spottings
Plants

California's Native Plants

California is home to an estimated 6,300 native plants.

Bird's Nests in San Diego
13 participants
18 spottings
Birds

Bird's Nests in San Diego

Here is a list of birds that regularly breed in San Diego county: • Pied-billed Grebe • Clark’s Grebe • Brandt’s ...

West Coast Amphibians
36 participants
66 spottings
Amphibians

West Coast Amphibians

A place to post sightings for the West Coast of the United States. From San Diego to Seattle and every place in ...

Microscopic Life
53 participants
385 spottings
Other

Microscopic Life

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

National Geographic's Great Nature Project
2,848 participants
66,832 spottings
All

National Geographic's Great ...

National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked to contribute ...

Beetles!
603 participants
9,369 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Jumping Spiders of the World
654 participants
2,383 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

With cat like grace, agility and Teddy Bearish charms bellying their formidable predatory instincts, the jumping ...

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
651 participants
4,944 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 ...

North American Bat Tracker
101 participants
140 spottings
All

North American Bat Tracker

We want to know where bats are and what they're doing! North American bats are under tremendous pressure from ...

Mission WILD
3,416 participants
40,488 spottings
All

Mission WILD

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

2013 Best Wildlife Photo
398 participants
8,748 spottings
All

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 ...

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation
699 participants
1,010 spottings
All

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

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

Rhinos of The World
97 participants
131 spottings
Mammals

Rhinos of The World

This mission is dedicated to all Rhino's of the World. The objective is to raise awareness for the rhino horn ...

BioBlitz: Rocky Mountain National Park
164 participants
172 spottings
All

BioBlitz: Rocky Mountain ...

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

Northern California Flora and Fauna
131 participants
1,208 spottings
All

Northern California Flora and ...

California is a truly special place, considered to be a biodiversity hotspot (one of 34 in the world). Hotspots ...

Wondrous Wasps of Southern California
57 participants
161 spottings
Arthropods

Wondrous Wasps of Southern ...

This mission is aimed at documenting Wasps from Southern California and their intelligent social and solitary ...

Herps (Reptiles & Amphibians) of Southern California
71 participants
235 spottings
All

Herps (Reptiles & Amphibians) of ...

Share your sitings/photos of reptiles and amphibians in southern California ONLY. Please only native species.

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,442 participants
3,523 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 ...

Morphed Organism ID
51 participants
535 spottings
All

Morphed Organism ID

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

Moths of the World
2,830 participants
38,353 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 ...

Global Schoolyard Bioblitz!
2,823 participants
5,277 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! ...

Monarch Migration
1,123 participants
658 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,143 participants
6,360 spottings
All

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

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

Colorado Corridors Project
54 participants
205 spottings
Mammals

Colorado Corridors Project

Together with the Center for Native Ecosystems, Denver Zoo has created a project to engage volunteers in learning ...

Wild Love
159 participants
770 spottings
All

Wild Love

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

Aloes of Southern Africa
38 participants
37 spottings
Plants

Aloes of Southern Africa

Tracking and documenting the biology of memebers of the genus Aloe of Southern Africa. The genus is native to ...

California Tidepools!
118 participants
394 spottings
Other

California Tidepools!

This project is for those who love to tidepool up and down California's awesome coast!

Slime Moulds of the World
25 participants
124 spottings
Fungi

Slime Moulds of the World

Myxomycetes (plasmodial slime moulds), are a group of Protista comprising about 1200 species. They are found in ...

Reptiles of the World
1,125 participants
9,357 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Lichens
271 participants
1,532 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

2012 Best Wildlife Photo
1,257 participants
12,958 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 ...

Raptors of North America
1,342 participants
4,010 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

Trees of the World
927 participants
4,826 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Fungus in America
198 participants
4,261 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

Seeds and Seed Pods
121 participants
550 spottings
Plants

Seeds and Seed Pods

Pods are produced by plants to help with the delivery of the seeds and to encourage the transportation of the seed ...

Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
513 participants
293 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 ...

Flies!
469 participants
4,987 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Beauty of Decay
172 participants
2,266 spottings
All

Beauty of Decay

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

The Color Blue
2,519 participants
5,623 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 ...

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
337 participants
466 spottings
All

Identifying Animals Through ...

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

Elk-Moose-Mountain Goat of the Rockies - Colorado, Utah, Wyoming
64 participants
51 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 ...

Deer-Pronghorn-Big Horn Sheep of the Rocky Mountains and the Plains - CO, UT, WY
55 participants
73 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 ...

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Watch
137 participants
1,161 spottings
All

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Watch

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

Save Our Oaks - San Diego
70 participants
241 spottings
All

Save Our Oaks - San Diego

Let us document the importance of oak habitat with photographs. San Diego County's Oak Trees are under attack from ...

Marsupials of the World
229 participants
456 spottings
Mammals

Marsupials of the World

There are only 434 Marsupials on our planet. Let's see how many Marsupials Project Noah can find. Marsupials are ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,119 participants
5,622 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 ...

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,002 participants
4,328 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Nature in Yellow
2,394 participants
12,205 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

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

The Pacific Northwest Bioregion
411 participants
4,808 spottings
All

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 ...

Snakes of the World
1,928 participants
4,732 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

The Hoppers
832 participants
4,045 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Amphibians of the World
2,359 participants
7,251 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,565 participants
2,479 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

Global Flight
1,334 participants
16,580 spottings
All

Global Flight

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,876 participants
8,724 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Garden Snails of California
185 participants
121 spottings
All

Garden Snails of California

Foster a greater appreciation of garden snails, an animal most people want to kill. This is a local mission & ...

Captive Animals
2,454 participants
11,917 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 ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
750 participants
1,601 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,351 participants
5,421 spottings
All

Mimetic Animals of the World

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

California Coleoptera
185 participants
397 spottings
Arthropods

California Coleoptera

Coleoptera, commonly referred to as "beetles", outnumber all other species of insects. They are among the most ...

Eggs of the World
1,331 participants
2,139 spottings
All

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 ...

Rare Color Morphs
1,020 participants
779 spottings
All

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, ...

Symbiotic Relationships
997 participants
1,552 spottings
All

Symbiotic Relationships

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

Discover Disney
19 participants
101 spottings
All

Discover Disney

Disney has always had a huge heart for nature and it shows both the movies we cherish and the parks we love. Now ...

Southern California Wildlife
409 participants
6,909 spottings
All

Southern California Wildlife

Southern California is one of the most biologically diverse regions in America which allows for unique wildlife ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,392 participants
10,577 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

BioBlitz: Saguaro National Park
233 participants
276 spottings
All

BioBlitz: Saguaro National Park

Help us count and identify species in southern Arizona! National Geographic and the National Park Service are ...

Fall Into Phenology
1,227 participants
2,168 spottings
Plants

Fall Into Phenology

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,891 participants
6,062 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

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

Flowers of Oceania
284 participants
2,572 spottings
Plants

Flowers of Oceania

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

Project Squirrel
5,729 participants
3,721 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Flowers of Europe
1,929 participants
12,481 spottings
Plants

Flowers of Europe

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

Mushroom Mapping
5,917 participants
27,922 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Global Coral Reef Monitoring
591 participants
5,516 spottings
Other

Global Coral Reef Monitoring

The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network works hard to improve management and conservation of coral reefs by ...

Birds of the World
12,590 participants
100,982 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, ...

Marine Mammals of the World
1,324 participants
1,051 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 ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,123 participants
42,559 spottings
All

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

California Coastal Wildlife Watch
947 participants
2,986 spottings
All

California Coastal Wildlife Watch

Around the world, coastal ecosystems are known for their unique wildlife. From sea birds to native plant life, ...

International Spider Survey
3,793 participants
18,425 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,347 participants
72,054 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,440 participants
3,253 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 ...

The Color Red
5,791 participants
14,504 spottings
All

The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of wildlife images ...

Flowers of North America
9,374 participants
31,726 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 ...

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,508 participants
3,367 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,861 participants
11,945 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

2011 Best Wildlife Photo
8,517 participants
9,225 spottings
All

2011 Best Wildlife Photo

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

Southern California Wildlife
409 participants
6,909 spottings
All

Southern California Wildlife

Southern California is one of the most biologically diverse regions in America which allows for unique wildlife ...

The Hoppers
832 participants
4,045 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Flies!
469 participants
4,987 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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