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EmilyUmbarger

EmilyUmbarger

Educator, mother, wife... living in northern Michigan with my family on our small homestead. Lover of flowers, butterflies, & moths!

Interlochen, Michigan

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Project Squirrel
5,880 participants
3,843 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US
248 participants
262 spottings
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Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US

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

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

Bugs of Michigan, Wisconsin, ...

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,387 participants
5,740 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 ...

Raptors of North America
1,344 participants
4,054 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

Caterpillars of Eastern North America
147 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 ...

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
677 participants
5,474 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 ...

Beneficial Insects - Great Lakes Region
94 participants
408 spottings
Arthropods

Beneficial Insects - Great Lakes ...

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

Wild Love
165 participants
813 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 ...

Mushroom Mapping
6,099 participants
28,890 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Fall Into Phenology
1,227 participants
2,209 spottings
Plants

Fall Into Phenology

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,557 participants
3,340 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 ...

Life and Mathematics
257 participants
856 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 ...

Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends
101 participants
1,755 spottings
Arthropods

Hymenoptera of the world -- ...

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

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 ...

Call for the color purple - SouthEastern United States
197 participants
450 spottings
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Call for the color purple - ...

Find all things purple to help support awareness for cystic fibrosis month. Together we can let the world see that ...

Flowers of North America
9,455 participants
32,273 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 ...

Beetles!
634 participants
10,067 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

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 ...

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

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

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,136 participants
6,184 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 ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,418 participants
11,666 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Global Flight
1,346 participants
16,889 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 ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,942 participants
12,601 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Mission WILD
3,433 participants
42,968 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 ...

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,521 participants
3,380 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

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

Birds of the World
12,819 participants
104,974 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, ...

Turf Weeds of Michigan
37 participants
40 spottings
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Turf Weeds of Michigan

To bring to attention the common and uncommon turf weeds of Michigan. Lets us all know whats in our own yards.

Moths of the World
3,018 participants
41,305 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 ...

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,592 participants
2,634 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

Symbiotic Relationships
1,025 participants
1,637 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

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

Nature in Yellow
2,420 participants
12,653 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 Red
5,857 participants
15,018 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 ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,524 participants
77,631 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

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 ...

The Color Blue
2,540 participants
5,859 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 ...

Midwestern gardens
212 participants
2,002 spottings
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Midwestern gardens

Intended to document the beauty and wildlife existing in home-based gardens in the Midwestern United States.

Michigan Whitetail Watch
84 participants
34 spottings
Mammals

Michigan Whitetail Watch

This missions purpose is record deer sightings in upper and lower Michigan; in parks, in your back yard, or in ...

Flora of Michigan
33 participants
114 spottings
Plants

Flora of Michigan

The objective of this mission is to collect a comprehensive digital collection of the flora of Michigan. ...

Trees of Michigan
97 participants
65 spottings
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Trees of Michigan

Cataloging the trees of Michigan in order to notice patterns of species location.

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