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2019 Best Wildlife Photo - Species Interactions Special!
161 participants
995 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 ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,136 participants
6,079 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 ...

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,149 participants
6,439 spottings
All

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

We here at the National Wildlife Federation are celebrating our 74th annual National Wildlife Week! This year we ...

Great Pollinator Project of NYC
1,515 participants
1,127 spottings
Arthropods

Great Pollinator Project of NYC

One-third of our food depends on the services of a pollinator—bee or other insect, bird, or mammal. Bees are the ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,930 participants
12,407 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Arthropods parasitised by fungi
42 participants
111 spottings
Arthropods

Arthropods parasitised by fungi

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

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
672 participants
5,336 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 ...

African Mammals in the Wild
58 participants
953 spottings
Mammals

African Mammals in the Wild

To document visually the diversity of African mammals, including the cetaceans and pinnipeds.

Bats of Africa
24 participants
24 spottings
Mammals

Bats of Africa

The bat fauna of Africa and surrounding islands boasts nearly 300 species, but the distributions of many species ...

Snakes of South Africa
33 participants
68 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of South Africa

Share your photos of snakes from all over South Africa. Add descriptive notes about where you made your discovery ...

2018 Best Wildlife Photo
193 participants
5,323 spottings
All

2018 Best Wildlife Photo

This mission is now terminated; please watch out for the new 2019 Best Wildlife Photo mission! We're calling again ...

Flies!
489 participants
5,228 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

2017 Best Wildlife Photo
244 participants
6,472 spottings
All

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 ...

Trees of the World
942 participants
4,987 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,518 participants
3,370 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Curious which vegetable varieties might grow best in your garden? Cornell researchers are, too. We compile ...

Kruger National Park, South Africa
47 participants
704 spottings
All

Kruger National Park, South ...

The Kruger National Park is a great destination if you love the outdoors! There is so many different ecosystems ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
762 participants
1,680 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

Primate Watch
786 participants
1,475 spottings
Mammals

Primate Watch

The Primate Specialist Group is a network of scientists and conservationists who stand against the tide of ...

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation
699 participants
1,011 spottings
All

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

Please share photos of wildlife in accredited sanctuaries and centers for animals rescued from situations ...

Captive Animals
2,469 participants
12,372 spottings
All

Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own zoos. edit: I ...

Flowers of South Africa
18 participants
253 spottings
Plants

Flowers of South Africa

Let's create a record of the beauty of our flowers in this beautiful country of ours!

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,206 participants
44,112 spottings
All

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of animals and ...

Wildlife of Southern Africa
45 participants
1,130 spottings
All

Wildlife of Southern Africa

Current admin : Zlatan Celebic This mission’s creator said “Our Southern Africa community is quite small on PN. ...

Insects of the Western Cape
31 participants
664 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of the Western Cape

With the Fynbos endemic to the Western Cape comes the unique insects that call it their home like the Zebra ...

Mushroom Mapping
6,039 participants
28,723 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

South Africa's Creepy Crawlies
1 participant
27 spottings
Arthropods

South Africa's Creepy Crawlies

A mission to map the Crawlies of South Africa creepy or not. Weather you are a local or traveling visitor, please ...

Birds of Sub-Saharan Africa
138 participants
3,309 spottings
Birds

Birds of Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa has impressive and beautiful birds and this mission will allow us to share and document our spottings in ...

Reptiles of the World
1,152 participants
9,657 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Moths of the World
2,982 participants
40,542 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 ...

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,381 participants
5,700 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 ...

Global Coral Reef Monitoring
592 participants
5,529 spottings
Other

Global Coral Reef Monitoring

The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network works hard to improve management and conservation of coral reefs by ...

Table Mountain National Park
8 participants
73 spottings
All

Table Mountain National Park

This mission focuses on mammals, birds and reptiles spotted in the Table Mountain National Park.

2016 Best Wildlife Photo
146 participants
5,918 spottings
All

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 ...

International Spider Survey
3,898 participants
19,101 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Project Squirrel
5,862 participants
3,819 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,513 participants
3,317 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 ...

Global Schoolyard Bioblitz!
2,881 participants
5,291 spottings
All

Global Schoolyard Bioblitz!

Teachers and students, start documenting and sharing the wildlife you encounter in and around your school sites! ...

Birds of the World
12,771 participants
104,219 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, ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,490 participants
75,602 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

2015 Best Wildlife Photo
502 participants
7,832 spottings
All

2015 Best Wildlife Photo

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,414 participants
11,270 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

National Geographic's Great Nature Project
2,844 participants
66,545 spottings
All

National Geographic's Great ...

National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked to contribute ...

South Africa's Creepy Crawlies
1 participant
27 spottings
Arthropods

South Africa's Creepy Crawlies

A mission to map the Crawlies of South Africa creepy or not. Weather you are a local or traveling visitor, please ...

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