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Medical Entomologist and nature lover with a special passion for insects.

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2019 Best Wildlife Photo - Species Interactions Special!
161 participants
995 spottings
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2019 Best Wildlife Photo - ...

We're calling for your best wildlife photos! The mission is for spottings submitted in 2019 fitting in our special ...

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 ...

Alaska Fauna and Flora
5 participants
1,544 spottings
All

Alaska Fauna and Flora

Live in Alaska and travel to remote areas. Want to share areas most people will never see.

2018 Best Wildlife Photo
193 participants
5,323 spottings
All

2018 Best Wildlife Photo

This mission is now terminated; please watch out for the new 2019 Best Wildlife Photo mission! We're calling again ...

2017 Best Wildlife Photo
244 participants
6,472 spottings
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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 ...

Utah Plants
12 participants
46 spottings
Plants

Utah Plants

Find plants in the state of Utah (preferably wild-growing, native species). Document the plant through careful ...

Utah National Parks
10 participants
60 spottings
All

Utah National Parks

Submit spottings of plants and animals of the National Parks located in the state of Utah. Do your best to ...

Wildlife of Utah
107 participants
519 spottings
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Wildlife of Utah

From the Colorado Plateau to the high deserts and majestic mountains , the state of Utah has a diverse range of ...

Mission WILD
3,433 participants
42,687 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 ...

Eastern Assassin Bugs
297 participants
315 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

2016 Best Wildlife Photo
146 participants
5,918 spottings
All

2016 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 ...

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 ...

Fungus in America
217 participants
4,482 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

Marine Mammals of the World
1,334 participants
1,079 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 ...

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 ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,454 participants
3,552 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 ...

Southern California Wildlife
409 participants
6,989 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 ...

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 ...

Biodiversity in Egypt
40 participants
965 spottings
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Biodiversity in Egypt

For all nature and wildlife found in Egypt

Project Squirrel
5,872 participants
3,835 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

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 ...

Butterflies and Moths of México
24 participants
1,702 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies and Moths of México

Images from Moths and Butterflies taken in México: Eggs, caterpillars, pupae, adults.

Insects from Mexico!
54 participants
3,514 spottings
Arthropods

Insects from Mexico!

Let's upload all the photos to give to know the exquisite biodiversity of Mexico!

Longhorn Beetles (Global)
99 participants
799 spottings
Arthropods

Longhorn Beetles (Global)

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

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 ...

Captive Animals
2,472 participants
12,368 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 ...

Parental Care
79 participants
291 spottings
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Parental Care

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

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,149 participants
6,463 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 ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,135 participants
6,139 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 ...

Rare Color Morphs
1,028 participants
759 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, ...

Signs of Wildlife
2,970 participants
6,077 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 ...

Flowers of Oceania
283 participants
2,659 spottings
Plants

Flowers of Oceania

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what flowers are ...

Biodiversidad de las Altas Montañas
32 participants
1,239 spottings
All

Biodiversidad de las Altas ...

La Región de las "Altas Montañas" es una de la regiones centrales del Estado de Veracruz con una riqueza natural, ...

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 ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,219 participants
45,301 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 ...

Anoles!
287 participants
736 spottings
Reptiles

Anoles!

This mission seeks to record observations of Anolis lizards wherever they may occur in the Western hemisphere -- ...

Egrets and Herons of the Caribbean
14 participants
30 spottings
Birds

Egrets and Herons of the ...

This mission is to document the types of Egrets and Herons of the Caribbean, the habitats they live in, their ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
688 participants
2,745 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Wild Love
164 participants
811 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 ...

North American Bat Tracker
109 participants
142 spottings
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North American Bat Tracker

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

Life and Mathematics
255 participants
851 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 ...

buscando encinos en México
31 participants
50 spottings
Plants

buscando encinos en México

Los ENCINOS se encuentran dentro de la familia Fagaceae que comprende de seis a nueve géneros y alrededor de 600 a ...

Aves de Mexico
60 participants
944 spottings
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Aves de Mexico

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

Beauty of Decay
181 participants
2,391 spottings
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Beauty of Decay

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

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 ...

The Color Red
5,854 participants
14,987 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 ...

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 ...

Flowers of North America
9,450 participants
32,255 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 ...

Lichens
284 participants
1,679 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

Nature in Yellow
2,420 participants
12,620 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

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

Trees of the World
947 participants
4,996 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,417 participants
11,540 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

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 ...

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 ...

Treehoppers of the World
2 participants
1 spotting
Arthropods

Treehoppers of the World

Help us monitor and study the Treehoppers of the world. These insects of the Family Membracidae are masters of ...

Mushroom Mapping
6,082 participants
28,826 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

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 ...

Birds of the World
12,812 participants
104,682 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, ...

Caribbean Reef Fish of Southern Mexico
32 participants
681 spottings
Fish

Caribbean Reef Fish of Southern ...

There is hundreds of fish species along the Caribbean Sea. The goal is to make a photo collection and document the ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,024 participants
1,636 spottings
All

Symbiotic Relationships

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

Flatworms
24 participants
96 spottings
Other

Flatworms

Flatworms (Phylum Platyhelminthes) are simple unsegmented worms with no body cavity, and no organized organ ...

The Color Blue
2,540 participants
5,840 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 ...

Mexico Horn of Plenty
107 participants
11,891 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 ...

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
9,024 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Moths of the World
2,989 participants
40,969 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 ...

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.

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
763 participants
1,687 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

Beetles!
632 participants
9,967 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

ANTS!!!!
285 participants
623 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

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

Picudos. Weevils
83 participants
380 spottings
Arthropods

Picudos. Weevils

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

California Coleoptera
185 participants
406 spottings
Arthropods

California Coleoptera

Coleoptera, commonly referred to as "beetles", outnumber all other species of insects. They are among the most ...

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 ...

Flies!
496 participants
5,373 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Snakes of the World
1,962 participants
4,829 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Amphibians of the World
2,401 participants
7,471 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

International Spider Survey
3,917 participants
19,468 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,541 participants
3,330 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 ...

Bat Monitoring Project
871 participants
505 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,384 participants
5,725 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 ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,938 participants
12,551 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,512 participants
76,891 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Treehoppers of the World
2 participants
1 spotting
Arthropods

Treehoppers of the World

Help us monitor and study the Treehoppers of the world. These insects of the Family Membracidae are masters of ...

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