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Captive Animals
2,469 participants
12,372 spottings
All

Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own zoos. edit: I ...

Coyotes In San Diego County
5 participants
3 spottings
Mammals

Coyotes In San Diego County

The purpose of this mission is to document the areas in which coyotes are sighted in the Southern California ...

Save Our Oaks - San Diego
70 participants
241 spottings
All

Save Our Oaks - San Diego

Let us document the importance of oak habitat with photographs. San Diego County's Oak Trees are under attack from ...

True Bugs of California and it's Surrounding States
17 participants
81 spottings
Arthropods

True Bugs of California and it's ...

True bugs are probably the least known bug order in the world. It consists of many families, including cicadas, ...

California/Arizona Birds Of Prey
6 participants
28 spottings
Birds

California/Arizona Birds Of Prey

The purpose of this mission is to photograph each bird of prey in California/Arizona, not including the Shrike

Southern CA Wildlife
14 participants
34 spottings
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Southern CA Wildlife

The purpose of this mission is to learn about the different types of animals in Southern CA.

California Native Plant Cultivars
23 participants
52 spottings
Plants

California Native Plant Cultivars

California is home to more than 6,000 native plant species and many have cultivars! A cultivar is a plant variety ...

Mammals Of California/Arizona
13 participants
73 spottings
Mammals

Mammals Of California/Arizona

Photograph mammals that are found in California.

Western Gray Squirrel Project
10 participants
3 spottings
Mammals

Western Gray Squirrel Project

I am investigating morphological and behavioral differences of the three Western Gray Squirrel subspecies, ...

Birds of California/Arizona
31 participants
595 spottings
Birds

Birds of California/Arizona

I am trying to record every bird in California... including Catalina island.

2015 Best Wildlife Photo
502 participants
7,832 spottings
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2015 Best Wildlife Photo

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

Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
517 participants
305 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 ...

Caterpillars of Parana, Brazil
14 participants
534 spottings
Arthropods

Caterpillars of Parana, Brazil

This mission was created for listing the butterfly and moth caterpillars that can be found in the state of Parana, ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,206 participants
44,137 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 ...

2013 Best Wildlife Photo
395 participants
8,747 spottings
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2013 Best Wildlife Photo

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

Wildlife in Oceanside, CA
7 participants
3 spottings
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Wildlife in Oceanside, CA

Our goal is to document and identify wildlife in our local neighborhoods and backyards. Which species are native? ...

Trees of Southern California
65 participants
63 spottings
Plants

Trees of Southern California

Tree cover and variety are some of the most under-appreciated aspects of urban dwelling, especially in the ...

Herps (Reptiles & Amphibians) of Southern California
72 participants
237 spottings
All

Herps (Reptiles & Amphibians) of ...

Share your sitings/photos of reptiles and amphibians in southern California ONLY. Please only native species.

California Shrub Desert Species Mission
38 participants
49 spottings
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California Shrub Desert Species ...

I live in a disappearing natural landscape, the California Shrub Desert.Help me document the species in this ...

Life in dots San Diego
19 participants
14 spottings
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Life in dots San Diego

I need pictures of any plant or animal with dots or speckles. That's all that I need for my research.

Southern California Wildlife
407 participants
6,924 spottings
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Southern California Wildlife

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

Sonoran Desert - Plants and Animals
147 participants
2,071 spottings
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Sonoran Desert - Plants and ...

Please share your photos of plant life and wildlife from the beautiful Sonoran Desert. All photos of the native ...

Great Hunt for the Honey Bee - California
70 participants
18 spottings
Arthropods

Great Hunt for the Honey Bee - ...

Our 1st grade class is on the hunt to find the honey bee. We want to know more about them by studying their ...

Slime Molds
314 participants
483 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

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 ...

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
672 participants
5,337 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 ...

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari
648 participants
7,040 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 ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,490 participants
75,614 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Insects of Costa Rica
115 participants
3,528 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of Costa Rica

Photographs of Costa Rican insects are welcome. Fotografías de insectos de Costa Rica son bienvenidas.

Galapagos Biodiversity
578 participants
1,056 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 ...

California Coastal Wildlife Watch
946 participants
2,942 spottings
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California Coastal Wildlife Watch

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

Sharks of the Southwest
23 participants
5 spottings
Fish

Sharks of the Southwest

The purpose of this mission is to assemble a database of shark species present along the coast of southern ...

Bird's Nests in San Diego
13 participants
18 spottings
Birds

Bird's Nests in San Diego

Here is a list of birds that regularly breed in San Diego county: • Pied-billed Grebe • Clark’s Grebe • Brandt’s ...

California's Native Plants
64 participants
325 spottings
Plants

California's Native Plants

California is home to an estimated 6,300 native plants.

Primate Watch
786 participants
1,475 spottings
Mammals

Primate Watch

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

Moths of the World
2,982 participants
40,549 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 ...

Reptiles of the World
1,152 participants
9,657 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,450 participants
3,544 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 ...

Global Flight
1,345 participants
16,790 spottings
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Global Flight

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

The San Diego Botanic Garden
40 participants
72 spottings
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The San Diego Botanic Garden

The mission is easy. Take pictures of the different kinds of wildlife within the garden. Enjoy taking pictures in ...

Mission WILD
3,432 participants
42,569 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 ...

Toxic and Medicinal Plants of California & Nevada
71 participants
29 spottings
Plants

Toxic and Medicinal Plants of ...

Historically the majority of the toxins and medicines used by people have come from the plant world. The aim of ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,930 participants
12,411 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Impact
356 participants
454 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 ...

Birds of the World
12,772 participants
104,222 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, ...

Global Coral Reef Monitoring
592 participants
5,529 spottings
Other

Global Coral Reef Monitoring

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

Bat Monitoring Project
870 participants
504 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

Marine Mammals of the World
1,333 participants
1,073 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 ...

Opisthobranchs & Nudibranchs of the World
349 participants
1,190 spottings
Other

Opisthobranchs & Nudibranchs of ...

Opistobranchs are a large and diverse group of marine gastropods. They include several types of sea slugs: sea ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,023 participants
1,626 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,382 participants
5,703 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 ...

Snakes of the World
1,956 participants
4,810 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Monarch Migration
1,134 participants
670 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Nature in Yellow
2,418 participants
12,567 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

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

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,149 participants
6,439 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 ...

Rare Color Morphs
1,026 participants
755 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, ...

Eastern Assassin Bugs
296 participants
307 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,513 participants
3,319 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 ...

Amphibians of the World
2,393 participants
7,412 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Eggs of the World
1,350 participants
2,213 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 ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,136 participants
6,079 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 ...

Beetles!
627 participants
9,780 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,518 participants
3,370 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

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

The Color Red
5,846 participants
14,916 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 ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
762 participants
1,680 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

The Color Blue
2,537 participants
5,806 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 ...

Los Angeles Wildlife
89 participants
275 spottings
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Los Angeles Wildlife

Capture pictures of all sorts of wildlife in the Los Angeles area!

Just Amazing - California
111 participants
851 spottings
All

Just Amazing - California

It is to see all the amazing living things we have here and to see all those things come together. This mission is ...

Wondrous Wasps of Southern California
57 participants
164 spottings
Arthropods

Wondrous Wasps of Southern ...

This mission is aimed at documenting Wasps from Southern California and their intelligent social and solitary ...

Mushroom Mapping
6,039 participants
28,723 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Project Squirrel
5,862 participants
3,819 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,414 participants
11,273 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,586 participants
2,625 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

Animals with Warning Colors
877 participants
1,564 spottings
All

Animals with Warning Colors

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

Flies!
489 participants
5,228 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Flowering Cacti and Succulents of California
174 participants
151 spottings
Plants

Flowering Cacti and Succulents ...

The purpose of this mission is to highlight and celebrate the spectacular blooms coming from an otherwise very ...

The Hoppers
857 participants
4,217 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
2,932 participants
8,967 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

International Spider Survey
3,899 participants
19,104 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Jumping Spiders of the World
679 participants
2,608 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,963 participants
6,012 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

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

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