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Birds of the Pacific North West
210 participants
1,128 spottings
Birds

Birds of the Pacific North West

Help document all species of birds in flight, from the tiny hummingbirds to the huge wandering albatrosses.

Raptors of the Northwest
87 participants
48 spottings
Birds

Raptors of the Northwest

This mission is designed to track wild raptor migration in the Northwest of the United States for bird enthusiasts ...

Florida's Flora & Fauna
248 participants
9,031 spottings
All

Florida's Flora & Fauna

Become more aware of the need to conserve, preserve, and coexist with our wildlife and natural surroundings in ...

ANTS!!!!
285 participants
625 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

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

Insects of Florida
230 participants
2,321 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of Florida

This mission is designated to the 6-legged creatures of Florida and all they entail. Submit your Floridian insect ...

Wildlife of Georgia
236 participants
3,905 spottings
All

Wildlife of Georgia

This mission is all about getting to know more about the wildlife of Georgia! We here at Wildlife of Georgia would ...

Lichens
283 participants
1,683 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.
264 participants
724 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.

For spottings of snake species in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North ...

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US
248 participants
262 spottings
All

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US

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

BioBlitz: Saguaro National Park
231 participants
276 spottings
All

BioBlitz: Saguaro National Park

Help us count and identify species in southern Arizona! National Geographic and the National Park Service are ...

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
349 participants
502 spottings
All

Identifying Animals Through ...

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

Anoles!
288 participants
737 spottings
Reptiles

Anoles!

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

Butterflies of Florida
282 participants
1,451 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies of Florida

Logging sightings of Florida butterflies, caterpillars, eggs and chrysalis to help determine population and ...

Turtles of the Southeast U.S.
310 participants
668 spottings
Reptiles

Turtles of the Southeast U.S.

The Southeast has the highest diversity of turtles in the U.S. and is home to 75 percent of all native species ...

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 ...

Flowers of Oceania
283 participants
2,659 spottings
Plants

Flowers of Oceania

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what flowers are ...

Wildlife of Northeastern USA
353 participants
8,747 spottings
All

Wildlife of Northeastern USA

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

Flies!
496 participants
5,402 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Southern California Wildlife
409 participants
6,991 spottings
All

Southern California Wildlife

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

Beetles!
632 participants
10,029 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Critters of the Midwest
427 participants
3,197 spottings
All

Critters of the Midwest

This mission documents all the critters of the Midwest (includes both insects and animals).

Wildlife of the South East, USA
379 participants
6,477 spottings
All

Wildlife of the South East, USA

For those of you in the south eastern United States, now you can see what others have spotted in your area. This ...

Birds of the Southeast U.S.
382 participants
6,947 spottings
Birds

Birds of the Southeast U.S.

For spottings of bird species in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North ...

The Pacific Northwest Bioregion
422 participants
5,502 spottings
All

The Pacific Northwest Bioregion

The goal of this project is so fill out as many organisms as possible for the Pacific Northwest and create a ...

Backyard Birding Southeastern USA
477 participants
1,943 spottings
Birds

Backyard Birding Southeastern USA

This mission is for Backyard Birding in the Southeastern United States. It is for migratory birds, year-round ...

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring
795 participants
12 spottings
All

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring

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

Trees of the World
948 participants
4,998 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Flowers of South America
870 participants
3,001 spottings
Plants

Flowers of South America

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what flowers are ...

Great Lakes Monitoring
902 participants
5,592 spottings
All

Great Lakes Monitoring

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

California Coastal Wildlife Watch
947 participants
2,995 spottings
All

California Coastal Wildlife Watch

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

Reptiles of the World
1,157 participants
9,747 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

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 ...

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 ...

Flowers of Europe
1,933 participants
13,081 spottings
Plants

Flowers of Europe

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what flowers are ...

Flowers of North America
9,454 participants
32,303 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 ...

Raptors of North America
1,344 participants
4,042 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
677 participants
5,461 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 ...

BioBlitz 2013: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
120 participants
221 spottings
All

BioBlitz 2013: Jean Lafitte ...

This two-day celebration of biodiversity in and around New Orleans centers on a 24-hour race to count species. ...

Hawai'i Bioblitz 2013
180 participants
367 spottings
All

Hawai'i Bioblitz 2013

Can you name some of the plants and animals you see every day? Are they native? Non-native? Invasive? Hawaiʻi ...

World Science Festival Cicada Count
299 participants
181 spottings
Arthropods

World Science Festival Cicada ...

We're calling all citizen scientists to help track 17-Year Cicadas! Join the World Science Festival Cicada Count ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,521 participants
77,310 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Galapagos Biodiversity
578 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 ...

Eastern Assassin Bugs
299 participants
315 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,973 participants
6,080 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 ...

Primate Watch
787 participants
1,477 spottings
Mammals

Primate Watch

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

Marine Mammals of the World
1,337 participants
1,079 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 ...

Global Coral Reef Monitoring
591 participants
5,528 spottings
Other

Global Coral Reef Monitoring

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

El Color Rojo
838 participants
2,284 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 ...

The Color Red
5,857 participants
15,008 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 ...

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Impact
356 participants
453 spottings
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Gulf Coast Oil Spill Impact

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

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,522 participants
3,385 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

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

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation
700 participants
1,014 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
1,456 participants
3,557 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 ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
690 participants
2,766 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Slime Molds
315 participants
491 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

The Color Blue
2,541 participants
5,850 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 ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,137 participants
6,175 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 ...

Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
519 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 ...

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 ...

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,950 participants
9,056 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Global Flight
1,347 participants
16,868 spottings
All

Global Flight

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

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,593 participants
2,638 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

Eggs of the World
1,356 participants
2,240 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 ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
765 participants
1,690 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,386 participants
5,735 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 ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,027 participants
1,638 spottings
All

Symbiotic Relationships

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

Captive Animals
2,473 participants
12,368 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 ...

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

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 ...

Bat Monitoring Project
872 participants
505 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

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!
2,884 participants
5,303 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! ...

Mission WILD
3,433 participants
42,877 spottings
All

Mission WILD

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

DiscoverE Wildlife!
2 participants
42 spottings
All

DiscoverE Wildlife!

Local wildlife discovered by campers at the University of Alberta!

Wildly Hairy of Alberta Canada
22 participants
14 spottings
All

Wildly Hairy of Alberta Canada

Document the wildly hairy wildlife you see. We are in the midst of "Moustache Mania", there has got to be some ...

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,727 participants
13,105 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 ...

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,150 participants
6,467 spottings
All

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

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

Moths of the World
3,016 participants
41,245 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 ...

Nature in Yellow
2,421 participants
12,646 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

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

Animals with Warning Colors
880 participants
1,574 spottings
All

Animals with Warning Colors

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

Monarch Migration
1,135 participants
670 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Snakes of the World
1,963 participants
4,835 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,419 participants
11,609 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

International Spider Survey
3,921 participants
19,530 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Mushroom Mapping
6,096 participants
28,890 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,942 participants
12,578 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,013 participants
4,428 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Amphibians of the World
2,402 participants
7,479 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Project Squirrel
5,877 participants
3,842 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,553 participants
3,339 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 ...

The Hoppers
864 participants
4,322 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Birds of the World
12,817 participants
104,763 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, ...

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