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Matthew Hammond

Matthew Hammond

I live in the Natural State, with many lakes, state/national parks, and trails in the surrounding areas, and study it all as a life hobby.

Conway, AR

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Mushroom Photography of the Midwest United States
77 participants
201 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Photography of the ...

I made this mission for both the photgrapher and the mushroom hunter, if you enjoy photography then you will enjoy ...

2019 Best Wildlife Photo - Species Interactions Special!
162 participants
997 spottings
All

2019 Best Wildlife Photo - ...

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

Non-Native Species of the Lower Midwest
11 participants
5 spottings
All

Non-Native Species of the Lower ...

Non-native species spread and distribution can be key points of data in conservation of native species, both those ...

Flatworms
24 participants
96 spottings
Other

Flatworms

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

Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends
101 participants
1,694 spottings
Arthropods

Hymenoptera of the world -- ...

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

Marvelous Mantids of the World
365 participants
965 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
873 participants
1,562 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 ...

Medicinal Fungi of the Eastern US
139 participants
339 spottings
Fungi

Medicinal Fungi of the Eastern US

Fungi has proven to offer a wide variety of highly active, clinically proven medicinal properties. These ...

Butterflies and Moths of Southeast USA
222 participants
2,388 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies and Moths of ...

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

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,186 participants
43,847 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 ...

Foraging Arkansas
1 participant
21 spottings
All

Foraging Arkansas

The Natural State boasts many wild plants and fungi that are edible, medicinal, and useful. Share your findings in ...

Reptiles of the South East
141 participants
532 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the South East

The main purpose of this mission is to have fun and enjoy what you are doing with reptiles and their habitat.

Reptiles of the World
1,146 participants
9,574 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Plants of the South East, USA
119 participants
1,784 spottings
Plants

Plants of the South East, USA

There are so many plants in the south east of the USA. On this mission we will try to take pictures of a few of ...

Birds of the Southeast U.S.
381 participants
6,909 spottings
Birds

Birds of the Southeast U.S.

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

Wildlife of the South East, USA
380 participants
6,583 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 ...

Slime Molds
310 participants
477 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,619 participants
10,398 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 ...

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,582 participants
2,617 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

Amphibians of the World
2,388 participants
7,392 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.
257 participants
713 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.

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

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,448 participants
3,543 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 ...

Snakes of the World
1,950 participants
4,799 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Arthropods parasitised by other arthropods
33 participants
160 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods parasitised by other ...

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

Flies!
486 participants
5,171 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Southeastern Fungi and Mold
10 participants
265 spottings
Fungi

Southeastern Fungi and Mold

To document Fungi and Mold of the Southeastern US!

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
665 participants
5,221 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 ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
670 participants
2,575 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,373 participants
5,658 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 ...

The Hoppers
849 participants
4,162 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,495 participants
3,304 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 Love
162 participants
784 spottings
All

Wild Love

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,913 participants
12,336 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Wild About Wetlands in Arkansas
11 participants
1,010 spottings
All

Wild About Wetlands in Arkansas

Wetlands are an essential and often misunderstood ecosystem. They serve as a sponge to project our communities ...

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
345 participants
500 spottings
All

Identifying Animals Through ...

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

Mollusca
143 participants
1,262 spottings
Other

Mollusca

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

293 participants
304 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

1,343 participants
2,187 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 ...

1,408 participants
11,219 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

2,947 participants
40,260 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 ...

2,917 participants
8,913 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

2,950 participants
5,926 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

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

5,846 participants
3,809 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

12,740 participants
104,081 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, ...

3,881 participants
18,967 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

8,468 participants
75,092 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

277 participants
1,646 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

623 participants
9,700 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

1,133 participants
6,037 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 ...

213 participants
4,426 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

2,411 participants
12,486 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

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

515 participants
304 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 ...

5,835 participants
14,815 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 ...

3,427 participants
42,069 spottings
All

Mission WILD

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

6,018 participants
28,696 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

2,531 participants
5,739 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 ...

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 ...

31 participants
813 spottings
All

Wild Arkansas

If it creeps, crawls, flies, swims, slithers, scampers, or grows in the Natural State, include it here.

10 participants
206 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies and Moths of Arkansas

A place to post photos of butterflies and moths you take. Also help with Identifying them.

9,426 participants
32,065 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 ...

1 participant
21 spottings
All

Foraging Arkansas

The Natural State boasts many wild plants and fungi that are edible, medicinal, and useful. Share your findings in ...

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