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Nature brings balance and meaning to my life, and to explore it is so empowering. The Australian bush makes me feel so alive :)

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World Science Festival Cicada Count
294 participants
169 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 ...

Looking Out For Lyrebirds
2 participants
6 spottings
Birds

Looking Out For Lyrebirds

The Superb & the Albert's Lyrebirds are iconic bird species in Australia, once hunted extensively for their ...

Life and Mathematics
247 participants
791 spottings
All

Life and Mathematics

Life and mathematics are intimately implicated. And this relationship is visible now and then. If you see it, take ...

Invasive Species of Australia
4 participants
53 spottings
All

Invasive Species of Australia

Invasive species are animals or plants from another region of the world that don’t belong in their new ...

Grasses of Australia
3 participants
7 spottings
Plants

Grasses of Australia

The purpose of this mission is to document all grasses that occur in Australia, both native and naturalised.

Australian Pelican
25 participants
44 spottings
Birds

Australian Pelican

The Australian Pelican is found throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea and western Indonesia, with occasional ...

Australian Native Flowers and Fruits
7 participants
171 spottings
Plants

Australian Native Flowers and ...

This mission is for Australian native plants only. Other species that have been naturalised (eg: lantana) are not ...

Wild Orchids
176 participants
1,187 spottings
Plants

Wild Orchids

The ideal spotting would include a close up of the flower, a clear shot of the leaves, a picture of the whole ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,003 participants
1,585 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

Symbiosis is close and often long-term interaction between different biological species. There are many example of ...

Cicadas of the World
12 participants
29 spottings
Arthropods

Cicadas of the World

Cicadas from around the world

Nature in Yellow
2,399 participants
12,315 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 Color Red
5,801 participants
14,601 spottings
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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of wildlife images ...

The Color Blue
2,518 participants
5,658 spottings
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The Color Blue

There are so many incredible animals in the color blue. However, at the same time, they are few when considering ...

Slime Molds
306 participants
466 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

Eggs of the World
1,332 participants
2,160 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 ...

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,551 participants
9,644 spottings
All

Backyard Habitats of the World

Please only post spottings to the mission that are appropriate to the mission guidelines. Only spottings that are ...

2019 Best Wildlife Photo - Species Interactions Special!
163 participants
992 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 ...

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation
699 participants
1,010 spottings
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Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

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

Koala Diaries
86 participants
68 spottings
Mammals

Koala Diaries

Threatened by many pressures involving land clearing, disease, domestic animal attack. If we can accurately ...

Plants of South Eastern Australia
13 participants
858 spottings
Plants

Plants of South Eastern Australia

To provide a photographic database of plants found in South Eastern Australia, as a showcase of the wonderful ...

2018 Best Wildlife Photo
196 participants
5,320 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 ...

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
340 participants
477 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 ...

2016 Best Wildlife Photo
149 participants
5,921 spottings
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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 ...

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,361 participants
5,563 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 ...

Marine Mammals of the World
1,326 participants
1,069 spottings
Mammals

Marine Mammals of the World

Marine mammals are a diverse group of 120 species of mammal that are primarily ocean-dwelling or depend on the ...

Aquatic birds of New South Wales
4 participants
25 spottings
Birds

Aquatic birds of New South Wales

A mission dedicated to documenting the aquatic bird species of New South Wales ie. waterfowl, shore & seabirds ...

Beauty of Decay
173 participants
2,298 spottings
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Beauty of Decay

This mission is about showing the beauty of all kinds of decay processes which are usually the basis beginning of ...

Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends
99 participants
1,638 spottings
Arthropods

Hymenoptera of the world -- ...

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,398 participants
10,912 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,902 participants
6,091 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 ...

Birds of Australia
31 participants
771 spottings
Birds

Birds of Australia

The aim is to share the spotting of birds in Australia locations

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,123 participants
5,713 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 ...

National Geographic's Great Nature Project
2,845 participants
66,562 spottings
All

National Geographic's Great ...

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

Captive Animals
2,457 participants
11,939 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 ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
659 participants
2,530 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Mollusca
141 participants
1,244 spottings
Other

Mollusca

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

2,888 participants
8,806 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

3,423 participants
40,975 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 ...

11 participants
150 spottings
Arthropods

Entomologica of Queensland

Documenting the weird, wonderful world of insects - their life stages, their defences, their colours and their ...

272 participants
1,600 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

228 participants
459 spottings
Mammals

Marsupials of the World

There are only 434 Marsupials on our planet. Let's see how many Marsupials Project Noah can find. Marsupials are ...

284 participants
2,582 spottings
Plants

Flowers of Oceania

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

935 participants
4,878 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

658 participants
5,110 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 ...

2,876 participants
39,188 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 ...

5,941 participants
28,102 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

1,004 participants
4,346 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

275 participants
588 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

there are apparently 22000 species of ants. lets get to it!!

7,138 participants
42,886 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 ...

753 participants
1,628 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

8,382 participants
73,252 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

64 participants
2,093 spottings
All

Flora & Fauna of New South Wales

A mission dedicated to documenting the flora and fauna in New South Wales. Thank you for all the spottings added ...

863 participants
501 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

398 participants
8,748 spottings
All

2013 Best Wildlife Photo

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

4,876 participants
12,025 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

612 participants
9,561 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

3,806 participants
18,716 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

10 participants
402 spottings
All

Wildlife of Brisbane

Lets See what in our Backyards

1,335 participants
16,657 spottings
All

Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, insects, even ...

12,616 participants
102,040 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, ...

1,935 participants
4,755 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

55 participants
1,517 spottings
All

Wilds of South-East Queensland

To document the vast array of flora and fauna found throughout SE Queensland.

17 participants
383 spottings
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Queensland's Nocturnal Wildlife

To document the nocturnal wildlife of Queensland.

1,130 participants
9,425 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

2,371 participants
7,300 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

4 participants
53 spottings
All

Invasive Species of Australia

Invasive species are animals or plants from another region of the world that don’t belong in their new ...

7 participants
171 spottings
Plants

Australian Native Flowers and ...

This mission is for Australian native plants only. Other species that have been naturalised (eg: lantana) are not ...