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Fungus in America
205 participants
4,362 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

Animals with Warning Colors
867 participants
1,519 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 ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,123 participants
5,717 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 ...

Mushrooms of Northern Ontario and Quebec
10 participants
76 spottings
Fungi

Mushrooms of Northern Ontario ...

Mushrooms of Northern Ontario and Quebec. Please feel free to add your photos.

BC Forest Diversity
70 participants
236 spottings
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BC Forest Diversity

Calling all hikers, walkers and B.C. forestry explorers: we need your help to document B.C. animals, plants and ...

Wildlife Of Alberta
4 participants
132 spottings
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Wildlife Of Alberta

Jasper, Edmonton , Calgary you name it! Alberta is very bio-diverse so why not submit your Alberta spottings to ...

Wildlife Of British Columbia
24 participants
156 spottings
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Wildlife Of British Columbia

This mission will hopefully document most of the wildlife in British Columbia.

2018 Best Wildlife Photo
196 participants
5,320 spottings
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2018 Best Wildlife Photo

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

Mission WILD
3,423 participants
40,978 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 ...

Anoles!
284 participants
724 spottings
Reptiles

Anoles!

This mission seeks to record observations of Anolis lizards wherever they may occur in the Western hemisphere -- ...

Nature in Yellow
2,399 participants
12,315 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.

Beauty of Decay
173 participants
2,299 spottings
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Beauty of Decay

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

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,004 participants
4,347 spottings
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Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Wildlife of Saskatchewan
35 participants
372 spottings
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Wildlife of Saskatchewan

Walk for Wildlife - Canadian Wildlife Federation
25 participants
292 spottings
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Walk for Wildlife - Canadian ...

CWF represents 300,000 members and supporters that work from coast to coast to maintain something very important — ...

Slime Molds
306 participants
466 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

I am Canadian - Wildlife
24 participants
126 spottings
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I am Canadian - Wildlife

Get out and about and spot some wildlife in your local area that you think says "Canada". Tell us why you think it ...

Orchids of the Americas
121 participants
498 spottings
Plants

Orchids of the Americas

The principal value of the virtual world of orchids, is to preserve, catalog and identify the different and ...

Turtle Crisis - Ontario
39 participants
40 spottings
Reptiles

Turtle Crisis - Ontario

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

Raptors of North America
1,342 participants
4,024 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

Acadia National Park
22 participants
135 spottings
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Acadia National Park

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its fauna & flora beauty and ...

Ontario Wildlife
103 participants
1,359 spottings
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Ontario Wildlife

Discover wildlife in Ontario and educate those around us.

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,361 participants
5,564 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 ...

Wildlife of Manitoba
61 participants
114 spottings
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Wildlife of Manitoba

Observe and photograph wildlife in Manitoba, Canada.

Northern Ontario Wildlife
11 participants
194 spottings
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Northern Ontario Wildlife

Wildlife of Northern Ontario

Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
513 participants
298 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 World
1,936 participants
4,757 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Flies!
474 participants
5,080 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Reptiles of the World
1,130 participants
9,427 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Wildlife of the Niagara Region
57 participants
777 spottings
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Wildlife of the Niagara Region

The Niagara Region and surrounding Golden Horseshoe is a rapidly expanding and growing area. Despite the ever ...

Canada's East Coast Wildlife
40 participants
164 spottings
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Canada's East Coast Wildlife

A place to record the images or videos captured of the various critters on Canada's East Coast. The creator loves ...

Caterpillars of Eastern North America
134 participants
332 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 ...

Beetles!
613 participants
9,564 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Flower close-ups of Ontario
66 participants
203 spottings
Plants

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 ...

Purples in Nature of Ontario
17 participants
66 spottings
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Purples in Nature of Ontario

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

Wild Love
160 participants
776 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 ...

Moths of the World
2,876 participants
39,192 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 ...

Wild Orchids
176 participants
1,187 spottings
Plants

Wild Orchids

The ideal spotting would include a close up of the flower, a clear shot of the leaves, a picture of the whole ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,003 participants
1,585 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

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

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 ...

Lichens
272 participants
1,600 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

Wildlife in the Greater Toronto Area
43 participants
274 spottings
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Wildlife in the Greater Toronto ...

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is the largest metropolitan area in Canada with almost 6 million people... however, ...

Eastern North America Trees
293 participants
994 spottings
Plants

Eastern North America Trees

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

The Color Blue
2,518 participants
5,658 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 ...

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,888 participants
8,806 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Monarch Migration
1,126 participants
666 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,398 participants
10,915 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Amphibians of the World
2,372 participants
7,302 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
753 participants
1,628 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

Project Squirrel
5,736 participants
3,752 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,903 participants
6,091 spottings
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Signs of Wildlife

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

Fall Into Phenology
1,227 participants
2,187 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 Color Red
5,801 participants
14,601 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 ...

International Spider Survey
3,808 participants
18,719 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Bat Monitoring Project
863 participants
501 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

Great Lakes Monitoring
901 participants
5,566 spottings
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Great Lakes Monitoring

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,876 participants
12,026 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Mushroom Mapping
5,943 participants
28,108 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Birds of the World
12,616 participants
102,084 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, ...

Flowers of North America
9,388 participants
31,943 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 ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,138 participants
42,892 spottings
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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,449 participants
3,266 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 ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,383 participants
73,257 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Great Pollinator Project of NYC
1,515 participants
1,123 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 ...