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2014 Best Wildlife Photo
111 participants
2,877 spottings
All

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 ...

Wild Tennessee Birds
7 participants
119 spottings
Birds

Wild Tennessee Birds

This mission is for wild bird spottings in Tennessee.

Arthropods parasitised by other arthropods
34 participants
162 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods parasitised by other ...

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

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 ...

Beetles of Costa Rica
41 participants
303 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles of Costa Rica

Any insect of the order Coleoptera (beetles) spotted in Costa Rica. Cualquier insecto del orden Coleoptera ...

Reptiles and Amphibians of Costa Rica
40 participants
292 spottings
All

Reptiles and Amphibians of Costa ...

To share Costa Rica's Herps

El mini-mundo de Costa Rica
77 participants
2,735 spottings
Arthropods

El mini-mundo de Costa Rica

Costa Rica es un pais privilegiado y muy reconocido por su vida silvestre pero muy pocos lo conocen ...

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.

The U.K Arthropod Survey
29 participants
1,040 spottings
Arthropods

The U.K Arthropod Survey

Upload your snaps of Arthropods, share pictures of your native insects. update us on their habitual and ...

Snakes of South Africa
33 participants
68 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of South Africa

Share your photos of snakes from all over South Africa. Add descriptive notes about where you made your discovery ...

Wildlife of Southern Africa
45 participants
1,144 spottings
All

Wildlife of Southern Africa

Current admin : Zlatan Celebic This mission’s creator said “Our Southern Africa community is quite small on PN. ...

Lichens of the Southeast
54 participants
232 spottings
Fungi

Lichens of the Southeast

Lichens are fascinating composite organisms of a fungus and photosynthetic partner. They exhibit a nearly endless ...

The Bug Chicks Sofa Safari
647 participants
7,075 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 UK
17 participants
128 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the UK

Butterfly numbers are falling in the UK, with Moths not far behind. Please help to find problem areas by sending ...

Spiders of the British Isles
20 participants
144 spottings
Arthropods

Spiders of the British Isles

Here are some resources that may help you to ID the species - ...

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 ...

Smoky Mountain Adventures
7 participants
160 spottings
All

Smoky Mountain Adventures

Document your adventure in and around the Great Smokies. Flora-Fauna-all things nature!!

Life and Mathematics
255 participants
844 spottings
All

Life and Mathematics

Life and mathematics are intimately implicated. And this relationship is visible now and then. If you see it, take ...

Plantas de Ecuador
9 participants
190 spottings
Plants

Plantas de Ecuador

Mission, created to help identify plants of Ecuador.

Animal Young of Florida
61 participants
465 spottings
All

Animal Young of Florida

It is important for people to know the young of species as some of these are different from their adult forms both ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
684 participants
2,699 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
348 participants
501 spottings
All

Identifying Animals Through ...

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

Mission WILD
3,432 participants
42,577 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 ...

North American Bat Tracker
109 participants
142 spottings
All

North American Bat Tracker

We want to know where bats are and what they're doing! North American bats are under tremendous pressure from ...

Ecuadorian Cloud Forest Biodiversity
14 participants
333 spottings
All

Ecuadorian Cloud Forest ...

Cloud forests are magical environments filled with some of the world's most enchanting orchids, songbirds, frogs ...

Caterpillars of the Southeastern USA
105 participants
293 spottings
Arthropods

Caterpillars of the Southeastern ...

A mission dedicated to documenting the caterpillars of butterflies and moths in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, ...

Have you seen this fungus? (Britain only)
5 participants
76 spottings
Fungi

Have you seen this fungus? ...

For more info on how to help the BMS visit: http://www.britmycolsoc.org.uk/mycology/have-you-seen-this-fungus/

2013 Best Wildlife Photo
395 participants
8,747 spottings
All

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 ...

Life Around Vancouver Island
26 participants
238 spottings
All

Life Around Vancouver Island

Spiders to starfish, eagles and bears, plants and trees all from beautiful Vancouver Island.

Wild Orchids
178 participants
1,203 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 ...

Picudos. Weevils
82 participants
379 spottings
Arthropods

Picudos. Weevils

En esta misión se pueden incluir todos los picudos. El Picudo rojo es la plaga más preocupante actualmente en las ...

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, ...

Arachnids of Ecuador
17 participants
99 spottings
Arthropods

Arachnids of Ecuador

Many species in the Amazon rainforest are still undocumented. The purpose of this mission is to collect photos & ...

The Grand Fall Waterfowl Migration
15 participants
36 spottings
Birds

The Grand Fall Waterfowl ...

The fall migration is a sure sign that the seasons are changing in North America. Ducks, Geese and Swan travel ...

Beetles of Ecuador
17 participants
100 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles of Ecuador

The order coleoptera comprise the insects that we know as "beetles". According to the Wikipedia "The word ...

Galapagos Biodiversity
578 participants
1,058 spottings
All

Galapagos Biodiversity

The objective of this mission undertaken by the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos is to celebrate all ...

African Mammals in the Wild
58 participants
954 spottings
Mammals

African Mammals in the Wild

To document visually the diversity of African mammals, including the cetaceans and pinnipeds.

Beetles!
631 participants
9,846 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
677 participants
5,412 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 ...

Snakes of the Southwest
60 participants
279 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the Southwest

The American Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Utah - is home to a great diversity of ...

Rhinos of The World
96 participants
132 spottings
Mammals

Rhinos of The World

This mission is dedicated to all Rhino's of the World. The objective is to raise awareness for the rhino horn ...

Butterflies and Moths of Southeast USA
222 participants
2,390 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies and Moths of ...

A mission dedicated to the recording of butterflies and moths in the Southeast USA.

Mollusca
143 participants
1,275 spottings
Other

Mollusca

This Mission is the online repository of marine, fresh-water and terrestrial mollusks spotted by Project ...

1,455 participants
3,549 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 ...

66 participants
192 spottings
Amphibians

Salamanders of Tennessee

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

134 participants
2,612 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of TN

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

1,716 participants
12,496 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 ...

69 participants
317 spottings
All

Southern Romance

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

1,343 participants
4,031 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

94 participants
373 spottings
Reptiles

Tennessee Snakes, Lizards and ...

This mission will help educate people on the snakes, lizards and turtles of Tennessee and nearby states by ...

2,984 participants
40,800 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 ...

699 participants
1,013 spottings
All

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

Please share photos of wildlife in accredited sanctuaries and centers for animals rescued from situations ...

23 participants
0 spottings
All
309 participants
667 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 ...

4 participants
2,081 spottings
All

Wildlife of Goose Creek

I have created this mission to record all of the species found on our 8.7 acre property, the woods that border it ...

420 participants
5,483 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 ...

104 participants
339 spottings
All

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 ...

1,149 participants
6,462 spottings
All

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

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

161 participants
737 spottings
Arthropods

Spiders of Tennessee

The state of Tennessee boasts a huge variety of spiders and other arachnids such as harvestmen, ticks and mites. ...

78 participants
225 spottings
Amphibians

Frogs in Tennessee

This mission is designed to focus attention on the frog species that call Tennessee home. Please submit photos of ...

283 participants
1,674 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

217 participants
4,477 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

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 ...

1,252 participants
12,913 spottings
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2012 Best Wildlife Photo

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

159 participants
95 spottings
Birds

Cranes of Eastern USA

Cranes can be found on 5 continents and in the cultural traditions, mythology, and folklore of many cultures. A ...

492 participants
5,319 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

877 participants
1,567 spottings
All

Animals with Warning Colors

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

945 participants
4,994 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

179 participants
2,375 spottings
All

Beauty of Decay

This mission is about showing the beauty of all kinds of decay processes which are usually the basis beginning of ...

8 participants
13 spottings
Mammals

Be fast or be food...

Be fast or be food... A tribute to cheetah... The fastest animal on earth... More information about this amazing ...

1,010 participants
4,416 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

2,397 participants
7,427 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

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 ...

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 ...

1,154 participants
9,669 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

1,957 participants
4,817 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

262 participants
720 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.

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

1,134 participants
670 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

860 participants
4,282 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

2,937 participants
8,985 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

1,383 participants
5,714 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 ...

762 participants
1,684 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

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 ...

1,352 participants
2,227 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 ...

1,024 participants
1,635 spottings
All

Symbiotic Relationships

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

1,027 participants
758 spottings
All

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, ...

296 participants
309 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

61 participants
162 spottings
Mammals

African Cats

By displaying the beauty of these creatures, maybe we will fight harder to protect them.

1,414 participants
11,431 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

2,964 participants
6,032 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

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

3,905 participants
19,304 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

6,067 participants
28,798 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

7,212 participants
44,991 spottings
All

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of animals and ...

5,848 participants
14,954 spottings
All

The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of wildlife images ...

9,445 participants
32,228 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 ...

870 participants
504 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

5,516 participants
3,327 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 ...

5,869 participants
3,829 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

1,334 participants
1,077 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 ...

786 participants
1,476 spottings
Mammals

Primate Watch

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

4,933 participants
12,502 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

8,513 participants
9,126 spottings
All

2011 Best Wildlife Photo

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

12,787 participants
104,371 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, ...

8,505 participants
76,324 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

1,024 participants
1,635 spottings
All

Symbiotic Relationships

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

161 participants
737 spottings
Arthropods

Spiders of Tennessee

The state of Tennessee boasts a huge variety of spiders and other arachnids such as harvestmen, ticks and mites. ...

4 participants
2,081 spottings
All

Wildlife of Goose Creek

I have created this mission to record all of the species found on our 8.7 acre property, the woods that border it ...

23 participants
0 spottings
All
17 participants
99 spottings
Arthropods

Arachnids of Ecuador

Many species in the Amazon rainforest are still undocumented. The purpose of this mission is to collect photos & ...

20 participants
144 spottings
Arthropods

Spiders of the British Isles

Here are some resources that may help you to ID the species - ...

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