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Mission WILD
3,429 participants
41,970 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 ...

North American Bat Tracker
107 participants
142 spottings
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North American Bat Tracker

We want to know where bats are and what they're doing! North American bats are under tremendous pressure from ...

Anoles!
287 participants
732 spottings
Reptiles

Anoles!

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,372 participants
5,652 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 ...

Beetles!
622 participants
9,693 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Eggs of the World
1,341 participants
2,184 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!
1,146 participants
6,420 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 ...

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,490 participants
3,301 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 ...

Project Squirrel
5,842 participants
3,805 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Moths of the World
2,939 participants
40,197 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 ...

Raptors of North America
1,344 participants
4,032 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

Seeds & Seed Pods of Queensland
16 participants
59 spottings
Plants

Seeds & Seed Pods of Queensland

To document the beauty & diversity of seeds & their pods.

Turtles of the Southeast U.S.
305 participants
666 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 ...

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,913 participants
8,893 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

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 ...

Snakes of the World
1,947 participants
4,787 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

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

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.

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

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
343 participants
498 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 ...

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 ...

Seeds and Seed Pods
121 participants
550 spottings
Plants

Seeds and Seed Pods

Pods are produced by plants to help with the delivery of the seeds and to encourage the transportation of the seed ...

Global Flight
1,342 participants
16,790 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 ...

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,580 participants
2,614 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

Lichens
277 participants
1,635 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

Mushroom Mapping
6,008 participants
28,570 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Flies!
482 participants
5,162 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Reptiles of the World
1,145 participants
9,555 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Nature in Yellow
2,409 participants
12,465 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.

The Hoppers
849 participants
4,153 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Butterflies of Florida
283 participants
1,462 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies of Florida

Logging sightings of Florida butterflies, caterpillars, eggs and chrysalis to help determine population and ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,181 participants
43,773 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 ...

Trees of the World
936 participants
4,962 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Florida's Flora & Fauna
250 participants
8,657 spottings
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Florida's Flora & Fauna

Become more aware of the need to conserve, preserve, and coexist with our wildlife and natural surroundings in ...

2011 Best Wildlife Photo
8,513 participants
9,126 spottings
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2011 Best Wildlife Photo

We're calling for your best wildlife photos. This featured mission is open to all members from all over the world ...

Birds of the Southeast U.S.
381 participants
6,883 spottings
Birds

Birds of the Southeast U.S.

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

Bat Monitoring Project
868 participants
502 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

International Spider Survey
3,862 participants
18,928 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Captive Animals
2,467 participants
12,372 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 ...

Monarch Migration
1,130 participants
670 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Florida Wetlands
187 participants
1,554 spottings
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Florida Wetlands

Florida has many wildlife sanctuaries and wetlands. This mission encompasses many locations in Florida

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,455 participants
74,869 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,910 participants
12,323 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,006 participants
4,383 spottings
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Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Birds of the World
12,722 participants
103,836 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, ...

Plants of Ecuador
129 participants
2,695 spottings
Plants

Plants of Ecuador

Let's do a little documenting of plants!

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,408 participants
11,198 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Florida's Flora & Fauna
250 participants
8,657 spottings
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Florida's Flora & Fauna

Become more aware of the need to conserve, preserve, and coexist with our wildlife and natural surroundings in ...

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