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Biologist, Entomologist and Noah Ranger. By the way, I love nature!

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2014 Best Wildlife Photo
111 participants
2,877 spottings
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2014 Best Wildlife Photo

We're calling for your best wildlife photos! This featured mission is open to all members from all over the world ...

Orchids of the Americas
122 participants
500 spottings
Plants

Orchids of the Americas

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

National Geographic's Great Nature Project
2,844 participants
66,545 spottings
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National Geographic's Great ...

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

Marvelous Mantids of the World
377 participants
991 spottings
Arthropods

Marvelous Mantids of the World

Mantids are amazing insects! Unusual and alien looking. Considered good luck in some cultures, these predatory ...

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US
248 participants
262 spottings
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Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US

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

Wild Love
164 participants
812 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 ...

Longhorn Beetles (Global)
99 participants
800 spottings
Arthropods

Longhorn Beetles (Global)

This fascinating beetles belong to the family Cerambycidae are know as Longhorn Beetles, Long-horned Beetles or ...

Arthropods parasitised by other arthropods
35 participants
162 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods parasitised by other ...

This mission was created to document the occurrence of parasitism among arthropod species.

Arthropods parasitised by fungi
42 participants
111 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods parasitised by fungi

This mission was created to document the occurrence of parasitism of arthropod species by fungi.

Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends
101 participants
1,738 spottings
Arthropods

Hymenoptera of the world -- ...

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

Wild Orchids
179 participants
1,210 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 ...

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 ...

Global Coral Reef Monitoring
590 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 ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
688 participants
2,746 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Poison Dart Frogs
37 participants
107 spottings
Amphibians

Poison Dart Frogs

Poison Dart frogs are characterized by bright colors (aposematic), which are used as warning signals to predators, ...

Central American Fungi
20 participants
540 spottings
Fungi

Central American Fungi

Discover the different varieties of fungi in Central America and Admire the great wonders of the world of fungi in ...

Beetles!
632 participants
9,973 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Flies!
496 participants
5,375 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
677 participants
5,452 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 ...

Moths of the World
2,989 participants
40,994 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 ...

Trees of the World
947 participants
4,996 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

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 ...

Animals with Warning Colors
879 participants
1,572 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 ...

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,945 participants
9,027 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

The Hoppers
862 participants
4,313 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Eggs of the World
1,355 participants
2,237 spottings
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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
764 participants
1,688 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
1,384 participants
5,726 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 ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,025 participants
1,637 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,417 participants
11,541 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Birds of Panama and Costa Rica
109 participants
1,534 spottings
Birds

Birds of Panama and Costa Rica

The Istmus formed between Panama and Costa Rica is a very narrow land bridge where many species of North and South ...

Project Squirrel
5,872 participants
3,837 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
2,970 participants
6,078 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 ...

International Spider Survey
3,917 participants
19,472 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,938 participants
12,554 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 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 ...

El Color Rojo
837 participants
2,288 spottings
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El Color Rojo

El color rojo es un color audaz que representa la pasión. Nos gustaría crear una colección de imágenes de la fauna ...

Mushroom Mapping
6,083 participants
28,828 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,513 participants
76,925 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Birds of the World
12,812 participants
104,694 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, ...

Poison Dart Frogs
37 participants
107 spottings
Amphibians

Poison Dart Frogs

Poison Dart frogs are characterized by bright colors (aposematic), which are used as warning signals to predators, ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,417 participants
11,541 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Birds of Panama and Costa Rica
109 participants
1,534 spottings
Birds

Birds of Panama and Costa Rica

The Istmus formed between Panama and Costa Rica is a very narrow land bridge where many species of North and South ...

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,384 participants
5,726 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 ...

Animals with Warning Colors
879 participants
1,572 spottings
All

Animals with Warning Colors

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

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