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Lainey

The beauty in my own back yard, streets, and parks is incredibly inspiring and will provide me a lifetime of wonder and amazement.

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Jumping Spiders of the World
667 participants
2,555 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Vibrant Colors - Midwest
28 participants
24 spottings
All

Vibrant Colors - Midwest

Our goal is to find those bright blues, extravagant emeralds, radiant reds, and yummy yellows! Look for those ...

Plant Products
22 participants
11 spottings
All

Plant Products

Things that come from plants

Non-flowering Plants of North America
41 participants
63 spottings
Plants

Non-flowering Plants of North ...

There are many beautiful and colorful plants that never have flowers. How many can you find and identify around ...

Grasses of North America
42 participants
41 spottings
Plants

Grasses of North America

Since there aren't many field guides dedicated to grasses, and most of those are illustrated with drawings instead ...

Wildlife of Indiana
48 participants
333 spottings
All

Wildlife of Indiana

This mission is to gather documented sightings of all wildlife (not including plants and fungi) throughout the ...

Microscopic Life
55 participants
409 spottings
Other

Microscopic Life

The purpose of this mission is to photographically record and study the many forms of microscopic life that ...

Fish in the wild of the MidWest United States
56 participants
57 spottings
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Fish in the wild of the MidWest ...

Fish that have been caught or photographed, no skinned fish please This is a local mission for the Midwest only.

Woodpeckers of North America
60 participants
235 spottings
Birds

Woodpeckers of North America

The purpose of this mission is to learn more about woodpeckers and their habits. I am keeping a checklist of ...

Backyard Wildlife Around the World
49 participants
485 spottings
All

Backyard Wildlife Around the ...

Tweets & Tree Frogs is an educational organization that explores backyard wildlife. We define "backyard wildlife" ...

Nature in the Yard Project NorthEastern US
88 participants
397 spottings
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Nature in the Yard Project ...

Make your yard wildlife friendly, take a picture, and share it with us. Do not encourage wildlife to visit your ...

Longhorn Beetles (Global)
94 participants
770 spottings
Arthropods

Longhorn Beetles (Global)

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

Spring Flowers of the Midwest United States
103 participants
327 spottings
Plants

Spring Flowers of the Midwest ...

Spring is here! Which means lots of interesting flowers are in bloom, from blossoms on a tree, to wildflowers in a ...

Project Frog Finder of NorthEastern United States
117 participants
232 spottings
Amphibians

Project Frog Finder of ...

Finding and identifying local frogs.

Backyard bugs and unknown visitors of the Northeastern United States
140 participants
557 spottings
Arthropods

Backyard bugs and unknown ...

The surprise visitors that we stumble across while either minding our own business, or exploring our environment ...

Life and Mathematics
250 participants
806 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 ...

Lichens
276 participants
1,630 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

Marvelous Mantids of the World
361 participants
951 spottings
Arthropods

Marvelous Mantids of the World

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

Flowers of South America
869 participants
2,990 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 ...

Raptors of North America
1,345 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 ...

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,595 participants
10,089 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 ...

2017 Best Wildlife Photo
245 participants
6,475 spottings
All

2017 Best Wildlife Photo

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

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 ...

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,006 participants
4,371 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Global Flight
1,341 participants
16,788 spottings
All

Global Flight

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

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,578 participants
2,543 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,516 participants
3,366 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

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

Wild Love
162 participants
782 spottings
All

Wild Love

The mating rituals of some animals are wonderfully bizarre and each species in animal kingdom has a different ...

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring
795 participants
12 spottings
All

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle from Asia that is wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. To date, ...

Midwestern gardens
212 participants
1,963 spottings
All

Midwestern gardens

Intended to document the beauty and wildlife existing in home-based gardens in the Midwestern United States.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wildflowers of Indiana
68 participants
504 spottings
All

Wildflowers of Indiana

Document the wildflowers of Indiana

ANTS!!!!
277 participants
598 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

there are apparently 22000 species of ants. lets get to it!!

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
755 participants
1,644 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,408 participants
11,105 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,448 participants
3,539 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 ...

Project Squirrel
5,831 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 ...

Mission WILD
3,427 participants
41,571 spottings
All

Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to sustain the ...

Mushroom Mapping
5,995 participants
28,380 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Moths of the World
2,926 participants
39,841 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 ...

Moms with their Babies - Northeastern US
84 participants
127 spottings
All

Moms with their Babies - ...

Take photos, of baby animals with their mothers, I am a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and i get a lot of babies, ...

Parental Care
78 participants
290 spottings
All

Parental Care

This mission is dedicated to Parenting Organisms spotted with taking care of their cubs, Eggs, juvenile, chicks, ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,131 participants
5,827 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 ...

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 ...

Birds of the World
12,710 participants
103,452 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, ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,437 participants
74,294 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

The Color Blue
2,523 participants
5,722 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 ...

Nature in Yellow
2,407 participants
12,425 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,370 participants
5,634 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 ...

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,146 participants
6,406 spottings
All

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

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

Amphibians of the World
2,384 participants
7,355 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Snakes and reptiles worldwide
12 participants
10 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes and reptiles worldwide

Snakes and reptiles worldwide

Midwest Reptile Study
178 participants
492 spottings
Reptiles

Midwest Reptile Study

The mission of this group is to catalog local reptiles in the wild and to aid in the education and conservation of ...

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Huntley Meadows Park
18 participants
285 spottings
Arthropods

Dragonflies and Damselflies of ...

There are 34 species of dragonflies and 14 species of damselflies that have been spotted at Huntley Meadows Park ...

Critters of the Midwest
425 participants
3,149 spottings
All

Critters of the Midwest

This mission documents all the critters of the Midwest (includes both insects and animals).

Interesting Trees & Flowers of the Midwest
94 participants
182 spottings
Plants

Interesting Trees & Flowers of ...

To document flowers of many different types for the enjoyment of all to see.

Beauty of Decay
173 participants
2,315 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 ...

Trees of the World
936 participants
4,945 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Reptiles of the World
1,142 participants
9,534 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US
247 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 ...

Midwest Amphibian Study
186 participants
364 spottings
Amphibians

Midwest Amphibian Study

To catalog and study amphibians in their natural habitat.

Snakes of the World
1,946 participants
4,781 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,938 participants
5,906 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,908 participants
8,875 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,484 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 ...

The Color Red
5,828 participants
14,720 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 ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,176 participants
43,436 spottings
All

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

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

Fungus in America
208 participants
4,381 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
663 participants
5,161 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 ...

Flies!
479 participants
5,136 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Flowers of North America
9,419 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 ...

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 ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,904 participants
12,110 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

International Spider Survey
3,850 participants
18,853 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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