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Bugs of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Toronto
68 participants
253 spottings

Bugs of Michigan, Wisconsin, ...

This mission is to post beautiful pictures of the world's coolest creepy crawlies, BUGS! Please feel free to share ...

National Geographic's Great Nature Project
2,844 participants
66,545 spottings

National Geographic's Great ...

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

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US
248 participants
262 spottings

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US

This mission is dedicated to showcasing spiral patterns found in nature. Whether it be Fibonacci spiral patterns ...

Great Pollinator Project of NYC
1,515 participants
1,127 spottings

Great Pollinator Project of NYC

One-third of our food depends on the services of a pollinator—bee or other insect, bird, or mammal. Bees are the ...

The Eyes Have It -Midwest US
7 participants
2 spottings

The Eyes Have It -Midwest US

Photos demonstrating eyes; good eye contact, unusual or interesting eyes, or even things that look like eyes (use ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,414 participants
11,280 spottings

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Salamanders of the Northeast
35 participants
57 spottings

Salamanders of the Northeast

Mole Salamanders, lungless, newts, mudpuppies, and hellbenders! What do you have living in your area that you've ...

Marvelous Mantids of the World
374 participants
977 spottings

Marvelous Mantids of the World

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

The Cardinal Rule - North Eastern US
77 participants
35 spottings

The Cardinal Rule - North ...

This is a mission to gather as many pictures and information on Cardinals as possible. Size & Shape The Northern ...

Frogs of The Northeastern US
55 participants
96 spottings

Frogs of The Northeastern US

Frogs are flat out my favorite amphibians out there. From the tiny milky tree frogs to the giant pixies, they ...

Grey treefrogs of the Northeastern US
23 participants
15 spottings

Grey treefrogs of the ...

Plump and warty, the Gray Treerfrog is commonly found around houses surrounded by forests. The term "versicolor" ...

Jumping Spiders of Ontario
21 participants
35 spottings

Jumping Spiders of Ontario

If you have photos of Jumping Spiders taken in Ontario, join the mission today!

Purples in Nature of Ontario
17 participants
66 spottings

Purples in Nature of Ontario

Nature uses colors in many many different ways. Animals use color camouflages, while plants - to attracts insects ...

Trees in Bloom of Ontario
4 participants
31 spottings

Trees in Bloom of Ontario

Blooming is probably one of the most fascinating processes in Nature, and even more fascinating when it comes to ...

Turtle Crisis - Ontario
39 participants
40 spottings

Turtle Crisis - Ontario

Seven out of the eight turtle species found in Ontario are considered at risk, meaning they could become extinct ...

143 participants
1,268 spottings


This Mission is the online repository of marine, fresh-water and terrestrial mollusks spotted by Project ...

280 participants
605 spottings


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

102 participants
735 spottings

Photos for Conservation

All wildlife, large and small. Encourage wildlife and habitat conservation through my images.

346 participants
500 spottings

Identifying Animals Through ...

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

672 participants
5,342 spottings

Caterpillars and larvae of the ...

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

282 participants
1,667 spottings


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

489 participants
5,231 spottings


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

627 participants
9,780 spottings


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

294 participants
995 spottings

Eastern North America Trees

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

1,343 participants
4,029 spottings

Raptors of North America

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

942 participants
4,987 spottings

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

1,152 participants
9,657 spottings

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

1,149 participants
6,439 spottings

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

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

1,009 participants
4,410 spottings

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

7,207 participants
44,194 spottings

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

1,134 participants
670 spottings

Monarch Migration

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

1,688 participants
11,414 spottings

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 ...

52 participants
107 spottings

Female Birds of the North East

Many dimorphic bird species are recognized easily by the more vibrant colorations of the male birds, while the ...

26 participants
18 spottings

Ontario Invasive Species

Help identify and monitor the spread of invasive species in Ontario and neighbouring regions.

837 participants
2,288 spottings

El Color Rojo

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

870 participants
504 spottings

Bat Monitoring Project

The Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting biological diversity ...

2,469 participants
12,372 spottings

Captive Animals

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

1,382 participants
5,706 spottings

Mimetic Animals of the World

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

1,586 participants
2,625 spottings

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

1,345 participants
16,790 spottings

Global Flight

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

858 participants
4,218 spottings

The Hoppers

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

877 participants
1,564 spottings

Animals with Warning Colors

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

517 participants
305 spottings

Parental care in insects and ...

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

1,252 participants
12,913 spottings

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 ...

795 participants
12 spottings

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring

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

2,518 participants
3,370 spottings

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

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

5,513 participants
3,320 spottings

The Lost Ladybug Project

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

5,846 participants
14,918 spottings

The Color Red

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

2,963 participants
6,013 spottings

Signs of Wildlife

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

2,418 participants
12,567 spottings

Nature in Yellow

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

2,537 participants
5,806 spottings

The Color Blue

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

94 participants
408 spottings

Beneficial Insects - Great Lakes ...

Beneficial insects play an important role in a healthy ecosystem. Help us protect them! By identifying these ...

132 participants
330 spottings

Wildlife with Snow, Frost, and ...

Animals using, playing in, interacting with, or affected by snow, frost, or ice. Plants growing in or affected by ...

8,490 participants
75,663 spottings

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

140 participants
557 spottings

Backyard bugs and unknown ...

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

12,772 participants
104,222 spottings

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, ...

4,930 participants
12,412 spottings

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

143 participants
336 spottings

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 ...

66 participants
210 spottings

Flower close-ups of Ontario

I love to take close-up pictures of flowers. The intricacy of the flowers themselves is amazing! Anyone who enjoys ...

902 participants
5,567 spottings

Great Lakes Monitoring

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

15 participants
9 spottings

birds of the year

see how many different birds you can see in one year! and post as many as you can!!! HAve a blast

103 participants
1,381 spottings

Ontario Wildlife

Discover wildlife in Ontario and educate those around us.

2,982 participants
40,575 spottings

Moths of the World

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

1,227 participants
2,201 spottings

Fall Into Phenology

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

9,439 participants
32,188 spottings

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 ...

1,136 participants
6,079 spottings

Fruiting Bodies of the World

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

1,956 participants
4,810 spottings

Snakes of the World

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

2,933 participants
8,967 spottings

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

6,039 participants
28,723 spottings

Mushroom Mapping

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

5,862 participants
3,819 spottings

Project Squirrel

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

3,900 participants
19,108 spottings

International Spider Survey

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

762 participants
1,680 spottings

Interaction between different ...

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

1,350 participants
2,213 spottings

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 ...

2,394 participants
7,414 spottings

Amphibians of the World

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

1,026 participants
755 spottings

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, ...

35 participants
57 spottings

Salamanders of the Northeast

Mole Salamanders, lungless, newts, mudpuppies, and hellbenders! What do you have living in your area that you've ...

39 participants
40 spottings

Turtle Crisis - Ontario

Seven out of the eight turtle species found in Ontario are considered at risk, meaning they could become extinct ...

0 participants
7 spottings

Species at Risk in Ontario

Ontario is home to more than 30,000 species, most have healthy populations, but others have declined or ...

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