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The Lost Ladybug Project
5,575 participants
3,378 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 ...

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,519 participants
3,382 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

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

Mushroom Mapping
6,128 participants
29,009 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Impact
356 participants
453 spottings
All

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Impact

The Gulf Coast region is facing an environmental disaster. With hundreds of species of plants and animals in ...

The Color Red
5,861 participants
15,041 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
838 participants
2,286 spottings
All

El Color Rojo

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

Birds of the World
12,839 participants
105,311 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, ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,947 participants
12,675 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Global Coral Reef Monitoring
592 participants
5,544 spottings
Other

Global Coral Reef Monitoring

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

Bat Monitoring Project
873 participants
511 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

Marine Mammals of the World
1,337 participants
1,084 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 ...

Primate Watch
784 participants
1,475 spottings
Mammals

Primate Watch

The Primate Specialist Group is a network of scientists and conservationists who stand against the tide of ...

Signs of Wildlife
2,985 participants
6,112 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,418 participants
11,791 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Opisthobranchs & Nudibranchs of the World
350 participants
1,191 spottings
Other

Opisthobranchs & Nudibranchs of ...

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

Eastern Assassin Bugs
298 participants
328 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

Rare Color Morphs
1,029 participants
759 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, ...

Captive Animals
2,473 participants
12,348 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 ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,024 participants
1,648 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

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

Amphibians of the World
2,401 participants
7,500 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,387 participants
5,771 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 ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
764 participants
1,755 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

Eggs of the World
1,353 participants
2,256 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 ...

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,592 participants
2,641 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
1,347 participants
17,062 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
2,959 participants
9,501 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Snakes of the World
1,965 participants
4,845 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

The Hoppers
866 participants
4,415 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Animals with Warning Colors
879 participants
1,589 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 ...

Humpback Whale Flukes
305 participants
59 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 ...

Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
518 participants
318 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 ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,137 participants
6,264 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 ...

The Color Blue
2,540 participants
5,866 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
1,013 participants
4,485 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Moths of the World
3,064 participants
41,534 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 ...

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation
700 participants
1,016 spottings
All

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

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

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,458 participants
3,561 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 ...

Slime Molds
316 participants
499 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

Edible Flora grown in So Cal
44 participants
27 spottings
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Edible Flora grown in So Cal

Edible flora from small home, group/co-op, and community gardens, as well as flora used to deter pests and help ...

Trees of Southern California
65 participants
63 spottings
Plants

Trees of Southern California

Tree cover and variety are some of the most under-appreciated aspects of urban dwelling, especially in the ...

Los Angeles River Wildlife (Sunnynook Bridge)
2 participants
2 spottings
All

Los Angeles River Wildlife ...

Mapping the flora and fauna of the Los Angeles River.

Los Angeles Wildlife
89 participants
300 spottings
All

Los Angeles Wildlife

Capture pictures of all sorts of wildlife in the Los Angeles area!

Just Amazing - California
112 participants
882 spottings
All

Just Amazing - California

It is to see all the amazing living things we have here and to see all those things come together. This mission is ...

Angeles National Forest Wildlife, in the San Gabriel Mountains, Southern California
23 participants
10 spottings
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Angeles National Forest ...

Most of my hikes take me around the National Angeles Forest of the San Gabriel mountains and I'm always curious ...

Animals in the area of LA
34 participants
199 spottings
All

Animals in the area of LA

This is my first mission, so if you are wanting to join here then that's great. This is to discover more about the ...

Life in dots San Diego
19 participants
14 spottings
All

Life in dots San Diego

I need pictures of any plant or animal with dots or speckles. That's all that I need for my research.

Wondrous Wasps of Southern California
57 participants
164 spottings
Arthropods

Wondrous Wasps of Southern ...

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

Plantastic: Flora of the Los Angeles Area (F Block)
8 participants
3 spottings
Plants

Plantastic: Flora of the Los ...

Our mission is to document and describe plants in the L.A. area.

True Bugs of California and it's Surrounding States
17 participants
81 spottings
Arthropods

True Bugs of California and it's ...

True bugs are probably the least known bug order in the world. It consists of many families, including cicadas, ...

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 San Diego Botanic Garden
40 participants
72 spottings
All

The San Diego Botanic Garden

The mission is easy. Take pictures of the different kinds of wildlife within the garden. Enjoy taking pictures in ...

Flies!
495 participants
5,556 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Living Wild in the Chaparral
23 participants
197 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 ...

Herps (Reptiles & Amphibians) of Southern California
72 participants
237 spottings
All

Herps (Reptiles & Amphibians) of ...

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

BIOL221L - Spring Break!
14 participants
9 spottings
All

BIOL221L - Spring Break!

This Mission is for gathering student sightings over Spring Break. There are no geographic boundaries. All safety ...

Sharks of the Southwest
23 participants
5 spottings
Fish

Sharks of the Southwest

The purpose of this mission is to assemble a database of shark species present along the coast of southern ...

Woodpeckers of North America
62 participants
260 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 ...

Southern California Wildlife
409 participants
7,002 spottings
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Southern California Wildlife

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

California Shrub Desert Species Mission
38 participants
49 spottings
All

California Shrub Desert Species ...

I live in a disappearing natural landscape, the California Shrub Desert.Help me document the species in this ...

California's Native Plants
64 participants
325 spottings
Plants

California's Native Plants

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

Save Our Oaks - San Diego
71 participants
242 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 ...

Flowering Cacti and Succulents of California
175 participants
161 spottings
Plants

Flowering Cacti and Succulents ...

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

Toxic and Medicinal Plants of California & Nevada
71 participants
29 spottings
Plants

Toxic and Medicinal Plants of ...

Historically the majority of the toxins and medicines used by people have come from the plant world. The aim of ...

Great Hunt for the Honey Bee - California
70 participants
18 spottings
Arthropods

Great Hunt for the Honey Bee - ...

Our 1st grade class is on the hunt to find the honey bee. We want to know more about them by studying their ...

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 ...

Flora and Fauna of California Wilderness
229 participants
2,724 spottings
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Flora and Fauna of California ...

Exploring and documenting the flora and fauna of the wilderness areas in California. Let's share our discoveries ...

California Coleoptera
185 participants
407 spottings
Arthropods

California Coleoptera

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

California Coastal Wildlife Watch
947 participants
3,004 spottings
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California Coastal Wildlife Watch

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

Accidental Birds of CA
28 participants
75 spottings
Birds

Accidental Birds of CA

Not in Kansas anymore. Well lately I have been spotting birds along the Pacific Flyway that are far from home. ...

California Native Mammals
143 participants
250 spottings
Mammals

California Native Mammals

Help spot Native California Mammals in the wild

Garden Snails of California
184 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 & ...

Save the Dolphins - California
33 participants
9 spottings
Mammals

Save the Dolphins - California

Guys I am here to invite you to take action on this important campaing against the brutal dolphin slaughter that ...

Raptors of California
121 participants
137 spottings
Birds

Raptors of California

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

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari
647 participants
7,115 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 ...

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

National Geographic's Great ...

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

Global Schoolyard Bioblitz!
2,881 participants
5,291 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! ...

Galapagos Biodiversity
579 participants
1,058 spottings
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Galapagos Biodiversity

The objective of this mission undertaken by the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos is to celebrate all ...

Mission WILD
3,434 participants
43,043 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 ...

Project Squirrel
5,896 participants
3,853 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Monarch Migration
1,136 participants
672 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Nature in Yellow
2,421 participants
12,700 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

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

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,148 participants
6,453 spottings
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NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

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

Westcoast Wonders
55 participants
357 spottings
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Westcoast Wonders

Community log for flora, fauna, and natural features of the central west coast of the USA.

Wilderness Friends of California
130 participants
884 spottings
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Wilderness Friends of California

As a little girl I would run through the Santa Cruz mountains shoeless and covered in mud; I'd collect newts, ...

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,738 participants
13,787 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 ...

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