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MelindaKiser

Nurse by night, amateur naturalist/photographer by day. I have a passion for learning about nature. Special interest in entomology.

Lake Waynoka, Ohio

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Eastern Assassin Bugs
293 participants
303 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

World Science Festival Cicada Count
293 participants
167 spottings
Arthropods

World Science Festival Cicada ...

We're calling all citizen scientists to help track 17-Year Cicadas! Join the World Science Festival Cicada Count ...

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 ...

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,370 participants
5,634 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 ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,448 participants
3,539 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
1,946 participants
4,781 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Amphibians of the World
2,384 participants
7,355 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Project Squirrel
5,832 participants
3,802 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Raptors of North America
1,344 participants
4,031 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

Discovering Nature In Our Neighborhood
6 participants
27 spottings
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Discovering Nature In Our ...

Discovering Nature In Our Neighborhood

Flora of the United States
3 participants
6 spottings
Plants

Flora of the United States

to showcase the amazing plants native to the United States

Birds of the World
12,710 participants
103,466 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, ...

2018 Best Wildlife Photo
194 participants
5,324 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 ...

Marvelous Mantids of the World
361 participants
951 spottings
Arthropods

Marvelous Mantids of the World

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

The Hoppers
843 participants
4,125 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

International Spider Survey
3,852 participants
18,855 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,408 participants
11,107 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,485 participants
3,297 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 ...

Nightlife of the Midwest
37 participants
543 spottings
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Nightlife of the Midwest

While most of us are sleeping, much of the animal world comes alive.

Longhorn Beetles (Global)
94 participants
771 spottings
Arthropods

Longhorn Beetles (Global)

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

Amphibians of Ohio
76 participants
74 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of Ohio

To list all sightings of Amphibians found in Ohio.

Tree Frogs Of KY, TN, and surrounding area's.
84 participants
83 spottings
Amphibians

Tree Frogs Of KY, TN, and ...

I would like to see has many different coloration in tree frogs has possible.

Ohio Lepidoptera
93 participants
724 spottings
Arthropods

Ohio Lepidoptera

A place to post all Lepidoptera species sighted in Ohio!

2017 Best Wildlife Photo
245 participants
6,475 spottings
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2017 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 ...

Spring Flowers of the Midwest United States
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 ...

Caterpillars of Eastern North America
137 participants
334 spottings
Arthropods

Caterpillars of Eastern North ...

It seems that everywhere we look we see butterflies and moths, but we never seem to think about where they came ...

Ohio Arachnids
130 participants
136 spottings
Arthropods

Ohio Arachnids

A place to document all arachnid species located within the State of Ohio.

Fantastic Fungi - WV, OH, MI
167 participants
644 spottings
Fungi

Fantastic Fungi - WV, OH, MI

The main purpose of this mission is to explore different kinds of fungi in our environment.

Reptiles of the East U.S.
197 participants
500 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the East U.S.

I love reptiles and I am really interested in finding out what type of reptiles live in this area. I can't wait to ...

Critters of the Midwest
425 participants
3,149 spottings
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Critters of the Midwest

This mission documents all the critters of the Midwest (includes both insects and animals).

Beetles!
621 participants
9,668 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Reptiles of the World
1,143 participants
9,535 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Flowers of North America
9,418 participants
32,049 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 ...

Signs of Wildlife
2,939 participants
5,923 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 ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
667 participants
2,555 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Monarch Migration
1,129 participants
670 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Mushroom Mapping
5,995 participants
28,381 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Moths of the World
2,928 participants
39,847 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 ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,904 participants
12,113 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,438 participants
74,300 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
663 participants
5,161 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 ...