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JVM

My background is in science. I love nature. I walk & bike most days and now I carry a compact camera to take pictures & post them on PN.

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Rare Color Morphs
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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, ...

Egrets and Herons of the Caribbean
14 participants
30 spottings
Birds

Egrets and Herons of the ...

This mission is to document the types of Egrets and Herons of the Caribbean, the habitats they live in, their ...

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 ...

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 ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,457 participants
3,558 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 ...

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
349 participants
502 spottings
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Identifying Animals Through ...

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

The Color Blue
2,540 participants
5,861 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 ...

Fussy FUN-gi of PA
15 participants
21 spottings
Fungi

Fussy FUN-gi of PA

Purpose: Try to find the funniest type of mushroom, blob(not gum), or any other wierd creature! Location: Around ...

Creatures of Pennsylvania
135 participants
1,414 spottings
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Creatures of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a very varied climate full of fascinating wildlife; yet the variety is not well known to even the ...

White-Tailed Deer in Pa
33 participants
19 spottings
Mammals

White-Tailed Deer in Pa

Lets track the deer population in Pennsylvania! Each year the Pennsylvania Game Commission releases population ...

U.S. State Symbols - Northeastern states
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34 spottings
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U.S. State Symbols - ...

Locate and identify state birds, flowers, trees, or other official state wildlife of the United States and U.S. ...

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

Moths of the World
3,018 participants
41,308 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 ...

Slime Moulds of the World
24 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 ...

Amphibians of the World
2,399 participants
7,482 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
5,740 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 ...

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.

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 Hoppers
866 participants
4,336 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,951 participants
9,135 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Signs of Wildlife
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6,084 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

International Spider Survey
3,926 participants
19,639 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

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 ...

Birds of the World
12,820 participants
104,986 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
5,557 participants
3,341 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
8,524 participants
77,645 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

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 ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,942 participants
12,602 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

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 ...

Puerto Rico's Diversity
130 participants
729 spottings
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Puerto Rico's Diversity

The objective of this mission if to gather information about the biodiversity found in Puerto Rico, with the aims ...

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 ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,222 participants
45,348 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 ...

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