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Max Brodie

Max Brodie

UC Riverside graduate and aspiring botanist, naturalist, and photographer.

Oakland, CA

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Flowers of South America
869 participants
2,963 spottings
Plants

Flowers of South America

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

Westcoast Wonders
55 participants
357 spottings
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Westcoast Wonders

Community log for flora, fauna, and natural features of the central west coast of the USA.

California's Native Plants
64 participants
325 spottings
Plants

California's Native Plants

California is home to an estimated 6,300 native plants.

Joshua Tree National Park Biodiversity
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132 spottings
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Joshua Tree National Park ...

This Desert National Park includes the Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert Ecosystems. Joshua Tree National Park ...

International Spider Survey
3,926 participants
19,637 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Trees of Southern California
65 participants
63 spottings
Plants

Trees of Southern California

Tree cover and variety are some of the most under-appreciated aspects of urban dwelling, especially in the ...

Aloes of Southern Africa
38 participants
37 spottings
Plants

Aloes of Southern Africa

Tracking and documenting the biology of memebers of the genus Aloe of Southern Africa. The genus is native to ...

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 ...

Toxic and Medicinal Plants of California & Nevada
71 participants
29 spottings
Plants

Toxic and Medicinal Plants of ...

Historically the majority of the toxins and medicines used by people have come from the plant world. The aim of ...

Mission WILD
3,433 participants
42,977 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 ...

California Native Mammals
143 participants
249 spottings
Mammals

California Native Mammals

Help spot Native California Mammals in the wild

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,592 participants
2,634 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

Sonoran Desert - Plants and Animals
148 participants
2,108 spottings
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Sonoran Desert - Plants and ...

Please share your photos of plant life and wildlife from the beautiful Sonoran Desert. All photos of the native ...

California Shrub Desert Species Mission
38 participants
49 spottings
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California Shrub Desert Species ...

I live in a disappearing natural landscape, the California Shrub Desert.Help me document the species in this ...

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, ...

Signs of Wildlife
2,978 participants
6,084 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 ...

Project Squirrel
5,880 participants
3,843 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Trees of the World
950 participants
5,000 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Reptiles of the World
1,158 participants
9,772 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

California Tidepools!
120 participants
411 spottings
Other

California Tidepools!

This project is for those who love to tidepool up and down California's awesome coast!

Just Amazing - California
112 participants
878 spottings
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Just Amazing - California

It is to see all the amazing living things we have here and to see all those things come together. This mission is ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,457 participants
3,558 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 ...

Wilderness Friends of California
130 participants
881 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, ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,418 participants
11,666 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Amphibians of the World
2,399 participants
7,482 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,524 participants
77,641 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
12,820 participants
104,984 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,222 participants
45,348 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 ...

Mushroom Mapping
6,099 participants
28,890 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,951 participants
9,135 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Snakes of the World
1,963 participants
4,838 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,136 participants
6,184 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 ...

Wildly Edible California
111 participants
81 spottings
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Wildly Edible California

We want to see all those herbs, weeds, fruits, fungi, and vegetables you like to eat that grow wild in your area. ...

California Coastal Wildlife Watch
947 participants
2,995 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, ...

Flora and Fauna of California Wilderness
229 participants
2,722 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 ...

Flowers of North America
9,455 participants
32,273 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 ...

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 ...

Toxic and Medicinal Plants of California & Nevada
71 participants
29 spottings
Plants

Toxic and Medicinal Plants of ...

Historically the majority of the toxins and medicines used by people have come from the plant world. The aim of ...

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