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Mandy Hollman

Mandy Hollman

PhD student in New Testament, at Emory University.

Livermore, CA

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Northern California Flora and Fauna
131 participants
1,211 spottings
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Northern California Flora and ...

California is a truly special place, considered to be a biodiversity hotspot (one of 34 in the world). Hotspots ...

Native Butterflies of the SF Bay Area
21 participants
48 spottings
Arthropods

Native Butterflies of the SF Bay ...

The Bay Area is home to so many native species of butterflies only found here! Interested in the current diversity ...

Plants of the SF Bay Area
15 participants
52 spottings
Plants

Plants of the SF Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area region encompasses a large variety of habitats from sandy beaches to redwood forest to ...

Ecology of California
14 participants
593 spottings
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Ecology of California

I'm creating this mission for the purpose of trying to document all the wildlife inhabiting California, USA. I ...

Wilderness Friends of California
130 participants
884 spottings
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Wilderness Friends of California

As a little girl I would run through the Santa Cruz mountains shoeless and covered in mud; I'd collect newts, ...

California Native Mammals
143 participants
250 spottings
Mammals

California Native Mammals

Help spot Native California Mammals in the wild

Accidental Birds of CA
28 participants
75 spottings
Birds

Accidental Birds of CA

Not in Kansas anymore. Well lately I have been spotting birds along the Pacific Flyway that are far from home. ...

West Coast Amphibians
36 participants
66 spottings
Amphibians

West Coast Amphibians

A place to post sightings for the West Coast of the United States. From San Diego to Seattle and every place in ...

California Coastal Wildlife Watch
947 participants
3,004 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, ...

California Coleoptera
185 participants
407 spottings
Arthropods

California Coleoptera

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

Birds of California/Arizona
32 participants
662 spottings
Birds

Birds of California/Arizona

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

Flora and Fauna of California Wilderness
229 participants
2,724 spottings
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Flora and Fauna of California ...

Exploring and documenting the flora and fauna of the wilderness areas in California. Let's share our discoveries ...

Mammals Of California/Arizona
15 participants
80 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, ...

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 ...

Raptors of California
121 participants
137 spottings
Birds

Raptors of California

This is for the community as a whole! Help us locate a document these magnificent birds of prey, especially ...

Flowering Cacti and Succulents of California
175 participants
161 spottings
Plants

Flowering Cacti and Succulents ...

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

2015 Best Wildlife Photo
500 participants
7,812 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 ...

Marvelous Mantids of the World
383 participants
1,018 spottings
Arthropods

Marvelous Mantids of the World

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

Arthropods of Georgia
20 participants
226 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods of Georgia

A cumulative mission for arthropods in the Georgia. Georgia has amazing biodiversity; some animals are common and ...

Backyard Bird Butts of the Southeast US
45 participants
30 spottings
All

Backyard Bird Butts of the ...

Often times the only thing you see of a bird is it's backside. This mission is to be used to help people learn to ...

Southeastern raptors
48 participants
146 spottings
Birds

Southeastern raptors

For those of you who live in the south east, USA, here is the chance to log all of the raptors you see into this ...

Intense Bees and Wasps of the SouthEastern US
12 participants
21 spottings
Arthropods

Intense Bees and Wasps of the ...

Bees are beneficial insects that pollinate many fruit and garden plants. Pollination is necessary for the ...

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 ...

Bat Monitoring Project
873 participants
511 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

Monarch Migration
1,136 participants
672 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Longlegs Project (OH, VA, NC, SC, KY, WV, TN)
57 participants
14 spottings
Arthropods

Longlegs Project (OH, VA, NC, ...

Taking into account that Harvestmen are not spiders, we have decided to crate a mission specifically for this ...

Wildlife Feeders of NC, SC, WV, KY, VA, DC & NJ
38 participants
39 spottings
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Wildlife Feeders of NC, SC, WV, ...

The purpose of the Wildlife Feeders mission is to record different species of animals visiting wildlife feeders, ...

Pollinators of Virginia
33 participants
43 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinators of Virginia

Flowers are in bloom all over Virginia, gardens are in full swing.....so lets see what kind of arthropods are out ...

Appalachian Beauty
40 participants
473 spottings
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Appalachian Beauty

Anything and everything in the Appalachian Region

Mushrooms of Appalachia
95 participants
660 spottings
Fungi

Mushrooms of Appalachia

To help identify and locate different types of species of fungi in the Appalachian Region of the United States of ...

Call for the color purple - SouthEastern United States
197 participants
450 spottings
All

Call for the color purple - ...

Find all things purple to help support awareness for cystic fibrosis month. Together we can let the world see that ...

Odonata (Dragonflies) of the Southeast US
63 participants
249 spottings
Arthropods

Odonata (Dragonflies) of the ...

This mission is designed to document the odonata; dragonflies and damselflies of the Southeastern US.

Caterpillars of the Southeastern USA
112 participants
349 spottings
Arthropods

Caterpillars of the Southeastern ...

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

Mission WILD
3,434 participants
43,043 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 ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,458 participants
3,561 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 ...

Raptors of North America
1,343 participants
4,066 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

ANTS!!!!
285 participants
650 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

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

Parental Care
79 participants
295 spottings
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Parental Care

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

Identifying Trees & Unique Plants in the SE, Season by Season
19 participants
158 spottings
Plants

Identifying Trees & Unique ...

Goal is for our kiddos to learn their trees by looking at the characteristics of the tree.

Butterflies and Moths of Southeast USA
224 participants
2,391 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies and Moths of ...

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

Beetles (and kin) of the Southeastern US
83 participants
235 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles (and kin) of the ...

A mission to collect spottings of beetles, and their kin (stink bugs, shield bugs, etc.) from the South Eastern US

Dangerous Plants of South Eastern USA
59 participants
55 spottings
Plants

Dangerous Plants of South ...

Identification of dangerous plants in the Southeastern USA. Includes fruit, berries, leaves, etc. Create a ...

Dangerous Wildlife of Southeastern USA
61 participants
76 spottings
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Dangerous Wildlife of ...

Help create a traveling resource to identify, learn about and avoid dangerous wildlife in Southeastern USA.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Georgia
78 participants
296 spottings
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Reptiles and Amphibians of ...

Georgia is home to many amazing species of herps, and our goal is to document as many of them as we can.

2012 Best Wildlife Photo
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 ...

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation
700 participants
1,016 spottings
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Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

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

Morphed Organism ID
50 participants
514 spottings
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Morphed Organism ID

The topic of this mission is the morphing discovered in two different names belongs to different categories and ...

Mushroom Mapping
6,129 participants
29,012 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Reptiles & Amphibians of the SE
35 participants
319 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles & Amphibians of the SE

Identify and name the class and genus of each species. Must be found in the southeast of northern america ...

Global Flight
1,347 participants
17,063 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 ...

Moths of the World
3,065 participants
41,536 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 ...

Birds of the Southeast U.S.
382 participants
7,000 spottings
Birds

Birds of the Southeast U.S.

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

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.
266 participants
730 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.

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

Beautiful bluebirds of the SE
80 participants
52 spottings
Birds

Beautiful bluebirds of the SE

Today, Eastern bluebirds are not as common as they used to be. Eastern bluebirds are cavity nesters,and their ...

 Carnivores of the Southeastern US
75 participants
120 spottings
All

Carnivores of the Southeastern ...

This mission accepts spottings of carnivores from Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia & Kentucky.

Flowers of the Southeastern United States
198 participants
2,029 spottings
Plants

Flowers of the Southeastern ...

Find flowers at any time of the year! This mission covers Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky & the Carolinas.

Southern Romance
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 ...

Turtles of the Southeast U.S.
314 participants
670 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 ...

The Hoppers
866 participants
4,415 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Animals with Warning Colors
879 participants
1,589 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 ...

Robin & Bluebirds of the Atlanta Region
6 participants
25 spottings
Birds

Robin & Bluebirds of the Atlanta ...

This mission is to find Robins and Blue Birds. Please submit pictures of any of them.

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,013 participants
4,485 spottings
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Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Endangered Species of the Southeast USA
61 participants
23 spottings
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Endangered Species of the ...

Everyday, plant and animal species become extinct, including many that are unknown to science. Today, many species ...

Cranes of Eastern USA
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 ...

Snakes of the World
1,965 participants
4,845 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Wildlife of Georgia
236 participants
3,906 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 ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,024 participants
1,648 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

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

Amphibians of the World
2,401 participants
7,500 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

The Color Blue
2,540 participants
5,866 spottings
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The Color Blue

There are so many incredible animals in the color blue. However, at the same time, they are few when considering ...

The  Chipmunks of Southeastern US
57 participants
22 spottings
Mammals

The Chipmunks of Southeastern US

take a picture of a chipmunk or any other similar rodent. these creatures can be found in many urban ...

Eggs of the Lowcountry
20 participants
42 spottings
All

Eggs of the Lowcountry

Anything eggs! Welcome!! I'm using this Mission to learn more about tadpole eggs, but any eggs are welcome! Thank ...

Wildlife of the South East, USA
379 participants
6,477 spottings
All

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 ...

Lichens
281 participants
1,692 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

Beauty of Decay
181 participants
2,504 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 ...

Reptiles of the World
1,158 participants
9,801 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring
795 participants
12 spottings
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Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,947 participants
12,675 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
349 participants
503 spottings
All

Identifying Animals Through ...

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

Rare Color Morphs
1,029 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, ...

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,387 participants
5,771 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 ...

Anoles!
289 participants
745 spottings
Reptiles

Anoles!

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

Garden Snails of California
184 participants
121 spottings
All

Garden Snails of California

Foster a greater appreciation of garden snails, an animal most people want to kill. This is a local mission & ...

Flies!
495 participants
5,556 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

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

Interaction between different ...

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

Nature in Yellow
2,421 participants
12,700 spottings
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Nature in Yellow

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,419 participants
11,791 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
1,592 participants
2,641 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,960 participants
9,501 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Flowers of North America
9,461 participants
32,317 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 ...

Eastern Assassin Bugs
298 participants
328 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,986 participants
6,113 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

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

The Color Red
5,861 participants
15,041 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
1,354 participants
2,257 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 ...

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,148 participants
6,453 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 ...

Project Squirrel
5,896 participants
3,853 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,543 participants
78,281 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Birds of the World
12,840 participants
105,312 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, ...

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,575 participants
3,378 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 ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,224 participants
45,491 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 ...

International Spider Survey
3,940 participants
20,101 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Captive Animals
2,473 participants
12,348 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 ...

Backyard Birding Southeastern USA
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 ...

Southern Romance
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 ...

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