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The Lost Ladybug Project
5,513 participants
3,323 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 ...

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,519 participants
3,381 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

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

Mushroom Mapping
6,056 participants
28,756 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Impact
356 participants
454 spottings
All

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Impact

The Gulf Coast region is facing an environmental disaster. With hundreds of species of plants and animals in ...

International Spider Survey
3,902 participants
19,273 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,931 participants
12,491 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Bat Monitoring Project
870 participants
504 spottings
Mammals

Bat Monitoring Project

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

Primate Watch
786 participants
1,476 spottings
Mammals

Primate Watch

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

Opisthobranchs & Nudibranchs of the World
349 participants
1,191 spottings
Other

Opisthobranchs & Nudibranchs of ...

Opistobranchs are a large and diverse group of marine gastropods. They include several types of sea slugs: sea ...

Eastern Assassin Bugs
296 participants
309 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

Rare Color Morphs
1,026 participants
755 spottings
All

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, ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,024 participants
1,632 spottings
All

Symbiotic Relationships

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,383 participants
5,712 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 ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
762 participants
1,684 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

Eggs of the World
1,352 participants
2,226 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 ...

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants
1,586 participants
2,625 spottings
Plants

Herbs & Spices – Source Plants

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

The Hoppers
859 participants
4,276 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Humpback Whale Flukes
304 participants
58 spottings
Mammals

Humpback Whale Flukes

I work as a flukematcher for Allied Whale based at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor Maine. They hold the ...

Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
517 participants
306 spottings
Arthropods

Parental care in insects and ...

[PLEASE READ the instructions under Overview first!*]. Did you know that some of the lesser creatures engage in ...

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,010 participants
4,413 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,149 participants
6,459 spottings
All

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

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

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation
699 participants
1,013 spottings
All

Wildlife rescue & rehabilitation

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

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,707 participants
12,229 spottings
All

Backyard Habitats of the World

Some of the most remarkable nature and wildlife can be seen right in your own backyard! The focus of this mission ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,452 participants
3,547 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 ...

Pinecrest Gardens Explorers
3 participants
0 spottings
All

Pinecrest Gardens Explorers

Students, teachers, parents, educators, and the community are invited to join this mission in exploring the flora ...

Scales and Slime of the Southeast
32 participants
112 spottings
All

Scales and Slime of the Southeast

This mission is devoted to any and all reptile, amphibian, and fish sightings anywhere in the Southeastern United ...

Anoles!
287 participants
736 spottings
Reptiles

Anoles!

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

Eyes on the Glades
27 participants
148 spottings
All

Eyes on the Glades

To explore, admire, and learn the endangered Florida wetlands that is the Everglades.

Go.. Go.. Native - Florida
60 participants
1,103 spottings
All

Go.. Go.. Native - Florida

Raise awareness on invasive,native, and endangered species in Florida

 Manatees of Florida
80 participants
56 spottings
Mammals

Manatees of Florida

Manatees Length: 10-12 feet. Weight: 1,500-1,800 lbs. Lifespan: 50-60 years in the wild. Manatees are herbivores; ...

Let's face it, the eyes have it
7 participants
10 spottings
All

Let's face it, the eyes have it

Spottings of animal, insect etc (could even be plant - snapdragons, pansies) that show the face and particulalry ...

Florida Invasives
90 participants
206 spottings
All

Florida Invasives

Invasive plants and animals are most often defined as introduced species that adversely affect the habitats they ...

The Cuban Treefrog in Florida
124 participants
97 spottings
Amphibians

The Cuban Treefrog in Florida

Although they predominately occur around human developments, such as urban neighborhoods, Cuban Treefrogs are also ...

Plants that are used as a herbal remedy - Florida
105 participants
213 spottings
Plants

Plants that are used as a herbal ...

Herbalism is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts. ...

Raise awareness about litter harming our environment in Florida
44 participants
15 spottings
All

Raise awareness about litter ...

Help document the impact on human debri on wildlife in the Florida region by contributing photos and notes from ...

The Owls of Florida
87 participants
95 spottings
Birds

The Owls of Florida

Owls are an incredible group of mostly nocturnal raptors that specialize in small mammals, arthropods, birds, and ...

Moths of the World
2,983 participants
40,696 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 ...

Mitten Crab Watch
232 participants
19 spottings
Other

Mitten Crab Watch

The Chinese Mitten Crab is native to East Asia. It has invaded the Great Lakes, the Gulf Coast, San Francisco Bay, ...

Fall Into Phenology
1,227 participants
2,201 spottings
Plants

Fall Into Phenology

Celebrate the Fall Equinox and help us reach our goal of 500 reported observations with Project BudBurst’s new ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,209 participants
44,850 spottings
All

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

Hawai'i Bioblitz 2013
179 participants
367 spottings
All

Hawai'i Bioblitz 2013

Can you name some of the plants and animals you see every day? Are they native? Non-native? Invasive? Hawaiʻi ...

Galapagos Biodiversity
578 participants
1,057 spottings
All

Galapagos Biodiversity

The objective of this mission undertaken by the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos is to celebrate all ...

Mission WILD
3,432 participants
42,561 spottings
All

Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to sustain the ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,502 participants
76,103 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Reptiles of South Florida
20 participants
72 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of South Florida

The purpose of this mission is to record and observe the various species of reptiles found in sub-tropical South ...

Animal Young of Florida
61 participants
464 spottings
All

Animal Young of Florida

It is important for people to know the young of species as some of these are different from their adult forms both ...

Florida Wetlands
187 participants
1,566 spottings
All

Florida Wetlands

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

Unique Leaves of Florida
78 participants
65 spottings
Plants

Unique Leaves of Florida

The exploration, discovery, identification and study of unique and or unusual leaf shapes, colors, size and ...

Roses of Florida
46 participants
16 spottings
Plants

Roses of Florida

Florida is a difficult place for roses with such variable seasons and levels of rain. This mission will help to ...

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 ...

Preserve Florida's Water
104 participants
339 spottings
All

Preserve Florida's Water

Water covers most of the Earth's surface, and it's vital for all forms of life. Yet only a small percentage of ...

Birds of the Southeast U.S.
382 participants
6,922 spottings
Birds

Birds of the Southeast U.S.

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

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.
261 participants
719 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the Southeast U.S.

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

Shorebirds of the Gulf Coast
77 participants
464 spottings
Birds

Shorebirds of the Gulf Coast

Shorebirds (Charadriiformes) are mostly strong-flying birds of open country or open water, nesting on the ground ...

Florida's Native Bees and Wasps
52 participants
142 spottings
Arthropods

Florida's Native Bees and Wasps

Document as many of Florida's NATIVE wasp and bee species as possible. (The honeybee is a European import.... ...

Florida Orchids
53 participants
60 spottings
Plants

Florida Orchids

Please provide photographs of orchids in the wild only. For the protection of the plants, do not post any ...

Insects of Florida
229 participants
2,233 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of Florida

This mission is designated to the 6-legged creatures of Florida and all they entail. Submit your Floridian insect ...

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 ...

Raptors of North America
1,343 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 ...

Project Squirrel
5,867 participants
3,824 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

The Color Red
5,847 participants
14,943 spottings
All

The Color Red

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

El Color Rojo
837 participants
2,288 spottings
All

El Color Rojo

El color rojo es un color audaz que representa la pasión. Nos gustaría crear una colección de imágenes de la fauna ...

Birds of the World
12,778 participants
104,298 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, ...

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 ...

Marine Mammals of the World
1,334 participants
1,076 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 ...

Signs of Wildlife
2,963 participants
6,028 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

If you look carefully, there are signs of wildlife everywhere. From subtle animal tracks and abandoned spider ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,414 participants
11,413 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

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 ...

Amphibians of the World
2,395 participants
7,425 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Global Flight
1,346 participants
16,825 spottings
All

Global Flight

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,936 participants
8,981 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Snakes of the World
1,955 participants
4,815 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

Monarch Migration
1,134 participants
670 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Animals with Warning Colors
877 participants
1,566 spottings
All

Animals with Warning Colors

Many animals use colors in the opposite way of camouflage. They have bright colors wich make them highly ...

Nature in Yellow
2,419 participants
12,586 spottings
All

Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,136 participants
6,094 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 ...

The Color Blue
2,539 participants
5,817 spottings
All

The Color Blue

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

Flowers of North America
9,441 participants
32,220 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 ...

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

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 ...

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