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Mark Ridgway

Mark Ridgway

I like to discover unusual things and learn about their place in the web of life.

Melbourne, Australia

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Captive Animals
2,467 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 ...

Invasive Species of Australia
5 participants
67 spottings
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Invasive Species of Australia

Invasive species are animals or plants from another region of the world that don’t belong in their new ...

Australian Native Flowers and Fruits
7 participants
212 spottings
Plants

Australian Native Flowers and ...

This mission is for Australian native plants only. Other species that have been naturalised (eg: lantana) are not ...

2016 Best Wildlife Photo
148 participants
5,921 spottings
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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 ...

Picudos. Weevils
82 participants
374 spottings
Arthropods

Picudos. Weevils

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

Plants of South Eastern Australia
14 participants
866 spottings
Plants

Plants of South Eastern Australia

To provide a photographic database of plants found in South Eastern Australia, as a showcase of the wonderful ...

Eggs of the World
1,339 participants
2,178 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 ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,407 participants
11,049 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Flora & Fauna of New South Wales
64 participants
2,093 spottings
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Flora & Fauna of New South Wales

A mission dedicated to documenting the flora and fauna in New South Wales. Thank you for all the spottings added ...

Marvelous Mantids of the World
359 participants
950 spottings
Arthropods

Marvelous Mantids of the World

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

Animals with Warning Colors
872 participants
1,555 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 ...

Arthropods parasitised by fungi
41 participants
110 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods parasitised by fungi

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

Arthropods parasitised by other arthropods
33 participants
158 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods parasitised by other ...

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

Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends
101 participants
1,672 spottings
Arthropods

Hymenoptera of the world -- ...

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,900 participants
12,061 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Slime Molds
308 participants
469 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

Birds of Australia
31 participants
800 spottings
Birds

Birds of Australia

The aim is to share the spotting of birds in Australia locations

Longhorn Beetles (Global)
94 participants
765 spottings
Arthropods

Longhorn Beetles (Global)

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

Mission WILD
3,427 participants
41,460 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 ...

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
342 participants
497 spottings
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Identifying Animals Through ...

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

Dandenong Ranges - fauna & flora
13 participants
2,110 spottings
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Dandenong Ranges - fauna & flora

Australian native wildlife & plants found in the Dandenong Ranges

Jumping Spiders of the World
665 participants
2,553 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

ANTS!!!!
277 participants
598 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

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

Beetles!
621 participants
9,663 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
663 participants
5,147 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 ...

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 ...

Amphibians of the World
2,383 participants
7,352 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,590 participants
9,948 spottings
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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 ...

Mollusca
142 participants
1,250 spottings
Other

Mollusca

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

12,708 participants
103,300 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, ...

2,908 participants
39,509 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 ...

1,130 participants
5,786 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 ...

1,006 participants
4,367 spottings
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Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

250 participants
804 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 ...

1,014 participants
1,586 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

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

478 participants
5,129 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

229 participants
460 spottings
Mammals

Marsupials of the World

There are only 434 Marsupials on our planet. Let's see how many Marsupials Project Noah can find. Marsupials are ...

50 participants
1,634 spottings
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Tamil Nadu Biodiversity

Tamilnadu (தமிழ் நாடு) is one of the states of India, It has a range of flora and fauna with many species and ...

55 participants
1,617 spottings
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Wilds of South-East Queensland

To document the vast array of flora and fauna found throughout SE Queensland.

755 participants
1,643 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

29 participants
1,272 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles of Southeastern Australia

This mission is expanded to include all beetles of southeast Australia. Many beetles are unique to Australia. ...

24 participants
94 spottings
Other

Reptiles and Amphibians of ...

To document amphibians and reptiles of SE Australia. Woodstock is a small town in Victoria. It is equally distant ...

2,906 participants
8,870 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

841 participants
4,123 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

1,370 participants
5,631 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 ...

8,431 participants
73,907 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

284 participants
2,619 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 ...

5,991 participants
28,349 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

3,847 participants
18,841 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

1 participant
252 spottings
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Upper Ferntree Gully Primary ...

Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School is located in the Dandenong Ranges roughly 40 kilometres east of Melbourne, ...