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Naturalist and environmental educator by trade. Have lived and worked in FL, TN, MN, and now NC.

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Salamanders of the Southeastern United States
5 participants
94 spottings
Amphibians

Salamanders of the Southeastern ...

There are 676 known species of salamander in the world. 190 species occur in the United States. These amphibians ...

Invasive Species of Southeastern US
67 participants
186 spottings
All

Invasive Species of Southeastern ...

To raise awareness of the impact of non-native and invasive species in the natural and wild places of the ...

Birds of the Southeast U.S.
381 participants
6,876 spottings
Birds

Birds of the Southeast U.S.

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

Florida's Flora & Fauna
249 participants
8,543 spottings
All

Florida's Flora & Fauna

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

Preserve Florida's Water
105 participants
339 spottings
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Preserve Florida's Water

Water covers most of the Earth's surface, and it's vital for all forms of life. Yet only a small percentage of ...

The Hoppers
843 participants
4,127 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Slime Molds
308 participants
469 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,909 participants
8,876 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,146 participants
6,404 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 ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,408 participants
11,112 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
3,852 participants
18,859 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Southern Romance
69 participants
317 spottings
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Southern Romance

Warm weather is here, and love is in the air! Instinct drives all animals to "be fruitful and multiply." Some ...

Wild Love
162 participants
782 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 ...

Wildlife of the South East, USA
380 participants
6,570 spottings
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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 ...

Reptiles of the World
1,144 participants
9,542 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Beetles!
621 participants
9,668 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,131 participants
5,838 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
2,407 participants
12,426 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 Blue
2,523 participants
5,722 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 ...

The Color Red
5,828 participants
14,739 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 ...

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 ...

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
342 participants
498 spottings
All

Identifying Animals Through ...

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

Mushrooms of Appalachia
88 participants
648 spottings
Fungi

Mushrooms of Appalachia

To help identify and locate different types of species of fungi in the Appalachian Region of the United States of ...

Ferns & Fern Allies of Southeast USA
59 participants
110 spottings
Plants

Ferns & Fern Allies of Southeast ...

Help document species of ferns and the the fern allies indigeous to the southeastern United States.

Mushroom Mapping
5,996 participants
28,383 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Animals of North Carolina
202 participants
3,553 spottings
All

Animals of North Carolina

Our mission is build a photo library of animals living in their natural environment in North Carolina so that ...

Balsam Backyards
8 participants
140 spottings
All

Balsam Backyards

Our mission is to catalog and celebrate the wildlife in and around the Balsam Mountain Preserve.

Signs of Wildlife
2,939 participants
5,982 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 ...

Captive Animals
2,467 participants
12,369 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 ...

Fungus in America
208 participants
4,381 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

Springbrook Nature Center
6 participants
16 spottings
All

Springbrook Nature Center

This mission seeks to document the dense biodiversity of Springbrook Nature Center. The 127 acres includes native ...

Life and Mathematics
250 participants
808 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 ...

National Geographic's Great Nature Project
2,845 participants
66,562 spottings
All

National Geographic's Great ...

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

Florida Wetlands
187 participants
1,554 spottings
All

Florida Wetlands

Florida has many wildlife sanctuaries and wetlands. This mission encompasses many locations in Florida

Project Squirrel
5,832 participants
3,802 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,006 participants
4,374 spottings
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Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Mission WILD
3,427 participants
41,694 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 ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,439 participants
74,315 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Primate Watch
783 participants
1,455 spottings
Mammals

Primate Watch

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

Minnesota Wildlife (Plants)
137 participants
663 spottings
Plants

Minnesota Wildlife (Plants)

To explore, discover, and learn about the many species of wildlife in the beautiful state of Minnesota, both for ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,176 participants
43,547 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 ...

Minnesota Wildlife (Animals)
184 participants
1,628 spottings
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Minnesota Wildlife (Animals)

To explore, discover, and learn about the many species of wildlife in the beautiful state of Minnesota, both for ...

Mexico Horn of Plenty
107 participants
11,890 spottings
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Mexico Horn of Plenty

All year round vegetables grow thank to the 12hours sun,12hours shadow geographical sun position and the huge ...

Insects of TN
133 participants
2,608 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of TN

To find out what kinds of arthopods are in TN, and parts of the surrounding states.

Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
513 participants
302 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 ...

Eggs of the World
1,339 participants
2,178 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 ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,448 participants
3,540 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 ...

Snakes of the World
1,946 participants
4,783 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Plants of the South East, USA
119 participants
1,781 spottings
Plants

Plants of the South East, USA

There are so many plants in the south east of the USA. On this mission we will try to take pictures of a few of ...

Flowers of North America
9,418 participants
32,049 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 ...

Aves de Mexico
59 participants
840 spottings
All

Aves de Mexico

El proposito de esta mision es catalogar la mayor cantidad de aves que hay en el territorio Mexicano.. No importa ...

Amphibians of the World
2,384 participants
7,356 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Birds of the World
12,711 participants
103,489 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
5,485 participants
3,297 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 ...

Salamanders of Tennessee
65 participants
190 spottings
Amphibians

Salamanders of Tennessee

This mission is designed to focus attention on the salamander species that call Tennessee home.

Wood Lake Nature Center
8 participants
80 spottings
All

Wood Lake Nature Center

Help us document the abundant biodiversity of the Wood Lake community - together, we can build an online field ...

Springbrook Nature Center
6 participants
16 spottings
All

Springbrook Nature Center

This mission seeks to document the dense biodiversity of Springbrook Nature Center. The 127 acres includes native ...

Balsam Backyards
8 participants
140 spottings
All

Balsam Backyards

Our mission is to catalog and celebrate the wildlife in and around the Balsam Mountain Preserve.