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Machi

I am always looking to photograph, identify, and learn about new organisms. Please ask permission before using any photos.

Kodiak, Alaska • Cape Elizabeth, Maine • Crystal River, Florida

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ANTS!!!!
275 participants
591 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

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

2019 Best Wildlife Photo - Species Interactions Special!
113 participants
450 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 ...

Wildlife in fresh waters and wetlands of NE USA
10 participants
230 spottings
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Wildlife in fresh waters and ...

Fresh waters are wellsprings and reservoirs of life. Wildlife in fresh waters and wetlands include: vernal pools, ...

Lichens
271 participants
1,532 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

Wild Love
159 participants
770 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 ...

Humpback Whale Flukes
303 participants
58 spottings
Mammals

Humpback Whale Flukes

I work as a flukematcher for Allied Whale based at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor Maine. They hold the ...

2018 Best Wildlife Photo
200 participants
5,298 spottings
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2018 Best Wildlife Photo

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

Rare Color Morphs
1,020 participants
779 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, ...

Arthropods parasitised by fungi
38 participants
105 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods parasitised by fungi

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

Orchids of the Americas
121 participants
494 spottings
Plants

Orchids of the Americas

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

Wild Orchids
173 participants
1,182 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 ...

Primate Watch
781 participants
1,442 spottings
Mammals

Primate Watch

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

Florida's Lichens
10 participants
246 spottings
Fungi

Florida's Lichens

Please share your spottings of these under-appreciated life forms so others may learn about and enjoy the lichens ...

Mollusca
141 participants
1,232 spottings
Other

Mollusca

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

380 participants
6,814 spottings
Birds

Birds of the Southeast U.S.

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

928 participants
4,833 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

5 participants
1,322 spottings
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Alaska Fauna and Flora

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

84 participants
451 spottings
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Freshwater Wetland Wildlife and ...

Freshwater wetlands are ecosystems where the water table is at or near the surface for long enough periods of the ...

236 participants
3,438 spottings
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Wildlife of Georgia

This mission is all about getting to know more about the wildlife of Georgia! We here at Wildlife of Georgia would ...

379 participants
6,486 spottings
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Wildlife of the South East, USA

For those of you in the south eastern United States, now you can see what others have spotted in your area. This ...

35 participants
210 spottings
Birds

Birds of Florida

This is a group to spot species of birds that live in Florida.

124 participants
98 spottings
Amphibians

The Cuban Treefrog in Florida

Although they predominately occur around human developments, such as urban neighborhoods, Cuban Treefrogs are also ...

5 participants
231 spottings
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Brooker Creek Preserve

Brooker Creek Preserve is approximately 8,700 acres in Pinellas County, FL, a highly populated coastal community ...

2,891 participants
6,064 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 ...

96 participants
1,596 spottings
Arthropods

Hymenoptera of the world -- ...

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

2 participants
25 spottings
Fish

Freshwater Fishes of the ...

This mission is to record and document the freshwater fishes of the Southeastern United States.

12 participants
34 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropod Galls of the North ...

Galls are fascinating structures! They can be created by insects, mites or even fungi or bacteria. They can be ...

117 participants
232 spottings
Amphibians

Project Frog Finder of ...

Finding and identifying local frogs.

48 participants
213 spottings
Arthropods

Flies of Northeastern US

The purpose of this mission is to take photos of flies, there are tons out there how many can you find?

2 participants
7 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies of Maine

Maine's Butterflies and their larva.

603 participants
9,357 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

102 participants
488 spottings
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Coastal Wildlife of Northeastern ...

Help us rediscover the beauty of our Northeastern coast by submitting your photographs and videos of wildlife near ...

22 participants
884 spottings
Birds

Birds - Northeast US

Any birds found within the mission radius may be posted here.

14 participants
361 spottings
Arthropods

Moths of Maine

Moths found in Maine.

22 participants
1,275 spottings
All

BioBlitz, Maine

This mission makes it so everyone can see the spottings that people have seen in maine. The pine tree state is the ...

80 participants
95 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of New England

If you live in or around New England and have sighted any reptile with the arrival of spring, you can send them in ...

1,125 participants
9,356 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

292 participants
294 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

80 participants
56 spottings
Mammals

Manatees of Florida

Manatees Length: 10-12 feet. Weight: 1,500-1,800 lbs. Lifespan: 50-60 years in the wild. Manatees are herbivores; ...

1,123 participants
655 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

7 participants
40 spottings
Plants

Carnivorous Plants of Florida

Florida has a great variety of carnivorous plants. Carnivorous plants attract, capture, and digest prey as well as ...

7,123 participants
42,557 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 ...

14 participants
762 spottings
Plants

Nonflowering Plants & Mushrooms ...

Nonflowering plants (ferns, mosses, liverworts, lichens, marine algae & water ferns, hornworts, horsetails, ...

997 participants
1,552 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

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

1,351 participants
5,420 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 ...

513 participants
293 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 ...

53 participants
58 spottings
Plants

Florida Orchids

Please provide photographs of orchids in the wild only. For the protection of the plants, do not post any ...

87 participants
95 spottings
Birds

The Owls of Florida

Owls are an incredible group of mostly nocturnal raptors that specialize in small mammals, arthropods, birds, and ...

345 participants
928 spottings
Arthropods

Marvelous Mantids of the World

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

306 participants
461 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

62 participants
466 spottings
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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 ...

1,341 participants
4,010 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

2,454 participants
11,917 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 ...

654 participants
2,383 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

2,360 participants
7,287 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

4,861 participants
11,945 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

5,729 participants
3,721 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

8,346 participants
72,041 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

3,416 participants
40,479 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 ...

1,334 participants
16,580 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 ...

45 participants
3,901 spottings
Arthropods

New England Arthropods

An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed ...

21 participants
238 spottings
All

Wildlife at Home - Florida

This mission is to take a look at the beauty that you come into contact with everyday at home. We often take over ...

20 participants
2,413 spottings
Birds

Birds seen in Florida

To show the various resident, migratory and visiting birds seen in Florida

7 participants
218 spottings
Arthropods

Spiders of Florida

Upload your pictures and descriptions of any Florida spiders. Share any unknown spotting and see if the other ...

72 participants
440 spottings
Birds

Shorebirds of the Gulf Coast

Shorebirds (Charadriiformes) are mostly strong-flying birds of open country or open water, nesting on the ground ...

24 participants
232 spottings
All

Herpetofauna of Florida

This mission is for the Reptiles and Amphibians found throughout the state of Florida, whether they be native, ...

349 participants
1,177 spottings
Other

Opisthobranchs & Nudibranchs of ...

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

1,331 participants
2,140 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 ...

1,324 participants
1,050 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 ...

5,917 participants
27,922 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

48 participants
309 spottings
All

Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Plants and animals in the Greater-Yellowstone Eco-system. Home to the largest concentration of Grizzly Bears in ...

45 participants
245 spottings
Arthropods

Florida's Arachnids

When it comes to Arachnids, FLORIDA does it GOOD! We've got a huge variety of these leggy creatures. Arachnids ...

348 participants
8,638 spottings
All

Wildlife of Northeastern USA

New York ,Pennsylvania, Connecticut,Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and ...

37 participants
1,688 spottings
All

Great Alaskan Challenge

To photograph and capture nature and wildlife in the last American frontier.

105 participants
333 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 ...

198 participants
4,260 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

187 participants
1,549 spottings
All

Florida Wetlands

Florida has many wildlife sanctuaries and wetlands. This mission encompasses many locations in Florida

247 participants
779 spottings
All

Life and Mathematics

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

247 participants
8,408 spottings
All

Florida's Flora & Fauna

Become more aware of the need to conserve, preserve, and coexist with our wildlife and natural surroundings in ...

243 participants
694 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.

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

284 participants
719 spottings
Reptiles

Anoles!

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

281 participants
1,454 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies of Florida

Logging sightings of Florida butterflies, caterpillars, eggs and chrysalis to help determine population and ...

469 participants
4,987 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

651 participants
4,944 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 ...

8 participants
63 spottings
Birds

warblers of florida

This mission is to show the pictures of migratory warblers or year round warblers. please use exact date and ...

1,927 participants
4,730 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

3,792 participants
18,424 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

832 participants
4,045 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

5,440 participants
3,254 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 ...

750 participants
1,601 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

864 participants
1,500 spottings
All

Animals with Warning Colors

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

5,791 participants
14,503 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 ...

12,590 participants
100,982 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, ...

1,392 participants
10,570 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

2,875 participants
8,723 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

2,394 participants
12,205 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

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

1,119 participants
5,622 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 ...

2,519 participants
5,623 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 ...

1,002 participants
4,328 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

2,824 participants
38,341 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 ...

1,442 participants
3,523 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 ...

33 participants
117 spottings
All

Camouflage creatures of Florida

Many creatures mimic their surroundings or hides very well with the surrounding. Pet, wild, or captive animals ...

32 participants
108 spottings
All

The Color Orange - Florida

There are all kinds of colors that surround us that at times we do not notice. The color orange is seen in all ...

66 participants
1,122 spottings
Plants

Flora of Florida

Florida is the Land of Flowers is it not? Then perhaps it is time to prove it! From tropical representatives to ...

71 participants
229 spottings
Fish

Florida Ocean Life

This mission is to show the world the beauty and uniqueness of the ocean and its creatures around the Gulf Coast!

228 participants
2,019 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of Florida

This mission is designated to the 6-legged creatures of Florida and all they entail. Submit your Floridian insect ...

9,373 participants
31,722 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 ...

7 participants
40 spottings
Plants

Carnivorous Plants of Florida

Florida has a great variety of carnivorous plants. Carnivorous plants attract, capture, and digest prey as well as ...

10 participants
246 spottings
Fungi

Florida's Lichens

Please share your spottings of these under-appreciated life forms so others may learn about and enjoy the lichens ...