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Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends
101 participants
1,722 spottings
Arthropods

Hymenoptera of the world -- ...

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

Dangerous Plants of South Eastern USA
59 participants
55 spottings
Plants

Dangerous Plants of South ...

Identification of dangerous plants in the Southeastern USA. Includes fruit, berries, leaves, etc. Create a ...

iExplorers with iDevices - GA, SC, KY, AL, TN
26 participants
311 spottings
All

iExplorers with iDevices - GA, ...

Go Exploring with iDevices! This mission takes place in our own backyard here at BES. Students will go exploring ...

Edible and Useful Plants of the East
177 participants
804 spottings
Plants

Edible and Useful Plants of the ...

This mission is to help show people that here are thousands of helpful and useful plants that grow right outside ...

Flies!
490 participants
5,301 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Moths of the World
2,983 participants
40,729 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 ...

Beetles!
631 participants
9,821 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Feeder Wildlife - Northeast U.S
32 participants
60 spottings
All

Feeder Wildlife - Northeast U.S

Please put up feeders in your yard! Lot's of animals in the winter rely on food from feeders to keep them selves ...

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 ...

Leaves of the North East
180 participants
434 spottings
Plants

Leaves of the North East

I am trying to see what the local leaves are like in my area and what people are growing. If this mission ...

2013 Best Wildlife Photo
395 participants
8,747 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 ...

nature of new york
44 participants
2,636 spottings
All

nature of new york

take photos of wild life to see what we have discovered.

Mission WILD
3,432 participants
42,571 spottings
All

Mission WILD

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

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 ...

Our Backyard
10 participants
473 spottings
All

Our Backyard

Critters and plants we find in and around our home. Withing a 10 mile radius.

Jumping Spiders of the World
684 participants
2,692 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Parental Care
79 participants
291 spottings
All

Parental Care

This mission is dedicated to Parenting Organisms spotted with taking care of their cubs, Eggs, juvenile, chicks, ...

Raptors of North America
1,342 participants
4,026 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

Birds - Northeast US
22 participants
885 spottings
Birds

Birds - Northeast US

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

Nature we live with NorthEastern US
94 participants
547 spottings
All

Nature we live with NorthEastern ...

Track down nature kept by people to discover how many nature lovers we're surrounded by and what sorts of living ...

Fishes of Long Island and New York
32 participants
89 spottings
Fish

Fishes of Long Island and New ...

Freshwater and Saltwater fishes found in Long Island/New York waters.

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

Homeschooling Journeys of the ...

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

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 ...

Hummingbird Heaven - Northeastern US
19 participants
9 spottings
Birds

Hummingbird Heaven - ...

Hummingbird lovers show your stuff! I have searched through the missions thinking they would have one of their own ...

The Color Green - Northeastern US
72 participants
265 spottings
All

The Color Green - Northeastern US

All organisms that have the color green. Don't hesitate!

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.

Water Birds of North Eastern USA
46 participants
57 spottings
Birds

Water Birds of North Eastern USA

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

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, ...

MISSION WEIRD Northeastern US
150 participants
174 spottings
All

MISSION WEIRD Northeastern US

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

African Cats
61 participants
162 spottings
Mammals

African Cats

By displaying the beauty of these creatures, maybe we will fight harder to protect them.

2011 Best Wildlife Photo
8,513 participants
9,126 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 ...

Project Squirrel
5,867 participants
3,826 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Humpback Whale Flukes
304 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 ...

Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
517 participants
306 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 ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,452 participants
3,547 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 ...

NYC Parks Life
17 participants
39 spottings
All

NYC Parks Life

A collection of organisms that make New York City parks their home.

Grasses of the Northeast
46 participants
36 spottings
Plants

Grasses of the Northeast

Grasses grow all around us. Some are native to our area, some are weeds, and some are grown for food. They are one ...

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

Project Frog Finder of ...

Finding and identifying local frogs.

Shades of brown of New York
45 participants
211 spottings
All

Shades of brown of New York

Flora and fauna that are any shade of the color brown

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

Spotted in Summer in the North ...

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

Animals Against the Elements (Northeastern US)
25 participants
14 spottings
All

Animals Against the Elements ...

The goal of this mission is to document any form of wildlife braving any of the elements (not the chemistry ...

Flies of Northeastern US
47 participants
213 spottings
Arthropods

Flies of Northeastern US

The purpose of this mission is to take photos of flies, there are tons out there how many can you find?

The Wildflowers of New York State
109 participants
665 spottings
Plants

The Wildflowers of New York State

The purpose of this mission is to obtain photos of all plant parts and locations of the beautiful wildflowers ...

Project fish n' things Northeastern United States
21 participants
36 spottings
Fish

Project fish n' things ...

This mission is to help promote the Idea that our ocean is very important and should be conserved and protected. ...

Mountain Watch - North East & Appalachians
17 participants
8 spottings
Plants

Mountain Watch - North East & ...

Help the AMC make observations along the trails in the Northeast and Appalachian mountains on the timing of plant ...

Reptiles of New England
80 participants
95 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of New England

If you live in or around New England and have sighted any reptile with the arrival of spring, you can send them in ...

Fall Into Phenology
1,227 participants
2,207 spottings
Plants

Fall Into Phenology

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

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,209 participants
44,893 spottings
All

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

Birds of the World
12,780 participants
104,307 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, ...

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,514 participants
3,323 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
2,520 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
6,059 participants
28,771 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
454 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 ...

El Color Rojo
837 participants
2,288 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 ...

International Spider Survey
3,902 participants
19,286 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Opisthobranchs & Nudibranchs of the World
349 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
296 participants
309 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

Captive Animals
2,469 participants
12,372 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 ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
762 participants
1,684 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

The Hoppers
859 participants
4,279 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Snakes of the World
1,955 participants
4,815 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Animals with Warning Colors
877 participants
1,566 spottings
All

Animals with Warning Colors

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

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,010 participants
4,414 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

2012 Best Wildlife Photo
1,252 participants
12,913 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 ...

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation
699 participants
1,013 spottings
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Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

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

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,709 participants
12,320 spottings
All

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 ...

Mr. John's Explorers
9 participants
143 spottings
All

Mr. John's Explorers

Mr. John's Explorers is an educational program run by KidZone Child Care & Education Center's O.S.A. program in ...

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,149 participants
6,462 spottings
All

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,936 participants
8,983 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Trees of the World
944 participants
4,993 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Global Schoolyard Bioblitz!
2,883 participants
5,286 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! ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,504 participants
76,182 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,931 participants
12,492 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Pannonian wildelife
53 participants
635 spottings
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Pannonian wildelife

The Pannonian Basin or Carpathian Basin is a large basin in East-Central Europe. It forms a topographically ...

Photos for Conservation
102 participants
735 spottings
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Photos for Conservation

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

The Color Blue
2,539 participants
5,817 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 ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,414 participants
11,419 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Moms with their Babies - Northeastern US
84 participants
128 spottings
All

Moms with their Babies - ...

Take photos, of baby animals with their mothers, I am a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and i get a lot of babies, ...

Female Birds of the North East
52 participants
107 spottings
Birds

Female Birds of the North East

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

A mile in your shoes
27 participants
267 spottings
All

A mile in your shoes

A fun family project.

Weeds of NYC
10 participants
7 spottings
Plants

Weeds of NYC

See something growing in an abandoned lot? Or in the sidewalk. Weeds are immigrants just like a lot of New ...

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

Coastal Wildlife of Northeastern ...

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

Wildlife of Northeastern USA
352 participants
8,707 spottings
All

Wildlife of Northeastern USA

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

We Care (Northeastern US)
27 participants
136 spottings
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We Care (Northeastern US)

We Care is an organization that makes recycled clothing and accessories. They donate the money to environmental ...

Birds, birds, birds!
22 participants
23 spottings
All

Birds, birds, birds!

I thought it would be fun to see how many birds could be spotted.

The Color Red
5,847 participants
14,946 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 ...

Bat Monitoring Project
870 participants
504 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

Global Coral Reef Monitoring
592 participants
5,529 spottings
Other

Global Coral Reef Monitoring

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

Primate Watch
786 participants
1,476 spottings
Mammals

Primate Watch

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,963 participants
6,028 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

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

Rare Color Morphs
1,026 participants
755 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, ...

Amphibians of the World
2,395 participants
7,425 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
1,383 participants
5,712 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 ...

Eggs of the World
1,352 participants
2,227 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 ...

Global Flight
1,346 participants
16,828 spottings
All

Global Flight

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

Monarch Migration
1,134 participants
670 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,136 participants
6,103 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 ...

Nature in Yellow
2,419 participants
12,585 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

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

Marine Mammals of the World
1,334 participants
1,076 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 ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,024 participants
1,635 spottings
All

Symbiotic Relationships

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

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,586 participants
2,625 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

Plants of Ecuador
129 participants
2,695 spottings
Plants

Plants of Ecuador

Let's do a little documenting of plants!

Flowers of North America
9,442 participants
32,221 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 ...

ADF Naturalists Guild Challenge
50 participants
1,088 spottings
All

ADF Naturalists Guild Challenge

Mission complete! Thanks to everyone who participated. The special prize aspect is going to have to be bragging ...

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