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Tom15

Nature lover and amateur entomologist. Author of Insects of New England and New York, with 1,200 of my pictures in the book.

Massachusetts, USA

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Insects of Costa Rica
115 participants
3,528 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of Costa Rica

Photographs of Costa Rican insects are welcome. Fotografías de insectos de Costa Rica son bienvenidas.

Hummingbirds of Costa Rica
23 participants
88 spottings
Birds

Hummingbirds of Costa Rica

This mission pretends to gather the beauty and diversity of hummingbirds of Costa Rica.

Woodpeckers of North America
61 participants
235 spottings
Birds

Woodpeckers of North America

The purpose of this mission is to learn more about woodpeckers and their habits. I am keeping a checklist of ...

Slime Molds
314 participants
489 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

The Birds of Ecuador
27 participants
224 spottings
Birds

The Birds of Ecuador

Ecuador’s avian diversity is fascinating to many birders, me included. I have never been to Ecuador, but I know ...

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 ...

Mission WILD
3,433 participants
42,673 spottings
All

Mission WILD

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

Birds seen in Florida
20 participants
2,418 spottings
Birds

Birds seen in Florida

To show the various resident, migratory and visiting birds seen in Florida

Signs of Wildlife
2,963 participants
6,025 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

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

Lichens
282 participants
1,667 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

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.

Wildlife with Snow, Frost, and Ice - NorthEastern United States
132 participants
330 spottings
All

Wildlife with Snow, Frost, and ...

Animals using, playing in, interacting with, or affected by snow, frost, or ice. Plants growing in or affected by ...

Plants of Ecuador
129 participants
2,695 spottings
Plants

Plants of Ecuador

Let's do a little documenting of plants!

Ferns of Northeastern U.S.
206 participants
177 spottings
Plants

Ferns of Northeastern U.S.

To create a catalog of ferns and allied families found in New England and bordering states and areas of Canada. ...

Wildlife of Northeastern USA
352 participants
8,707 spottings
All

Wildlife of Northeastern USA

New York ,Pennsylvania, Connecticut,Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and ...

Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends
101 participants
1,713 spottings
Arthropods

Hymenoptera of the world -- ...

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

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,010 participants
4,412 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Longhorn Beetles (Global)
95 participants
783 spottings
Arthropods

Longhorn Beetles (Global)

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

New England Arthropods
45 participants
3,901 spottings
Arthropods

New England Arthropods

An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed ...

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 ...

Anoles!
287 participants
736 spottings
Reptiles

Anoles!

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,934 participants
8,980 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,512 participants
3,325 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 ...

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 ...

Distribution of Native and Invasive Look-Alike Buttercups
35 participants
47 spottings
All

Distribution of Native and ...

Collect as many observations as possible of Ranunculus ficaria (Lesser Celandine) and Caltha palustris (Marsh ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
683 participants
2,672 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Birds - Northeast US
22 participants
885 spottings
Birds

Birds - Northeast US

Any birds found within the mission radius may be posted here.

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
348 participants
501 spottings
All

Identifying Animals Through ...

Where there is life, there is death. Death and decomposition are a natural and sometimes beautiful part of the ...

Reptiles and Amphibians of Massachusetts
6 participants
150 spottings
All

Reptiles and Amphibians of ...

A mission devoted to finding and documenting reptiles and amphibians in Massachusetts.

Wildlife of Dominica
8 participants
133 spottings
All

Wildlife of Dominica

This mission is to document all the wildlife of the island of Dominica. Not to be confused with Dominican ...

Egrets and Herons of the Caribbean
14 participants
30 spottings
Birds

Egrets and Herons of the ...

This mission is to document the types of Egrets and Herons of the Caribbean, the habitats they live in, their ...

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, ...

North American Bat Tracker
108 participants
142 spottings
All

North American Bat Tracker

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

Flies!
490 participants
5,276 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Parental Care
79 participants
291 spottings
All

Parental Care

This mission is dedicated to Parenting Organisms spotted with taking care of their cubs, Eggs, juvenile, chicks, ...

ANTS!!!!
283 participants
612 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

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

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,209 participants
44,724 spottings
All

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

Cockroaches of the North Eastern United States
19 participants
19 spottings
Arthropods

Cockroaches of the North Eastern ...

Cockroaches are one of the most fascinating, yet misunderstood insects. Most People think all cockroaches are ...

Moths of the World
2,982 participants
40,678 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 Flight
1,347 participants
16,808 spottings
All

Global Flight

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

Raptors of North America
1,343 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 ...

Project Squirrel
5,866 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 ...

Marine Mammals of the World
1,334 participants
1,075 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 ...

Yucatan Peninsula Biodiversity
45 participants
2,450 spottings
All

Yucatan Peninsula Biodiversity

The Yucatan Peninsula 145 000 km² of tropical jungles and coast line, home of thousands of different species has ...

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 ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,023 participants
1,630 spottings
All

Symbiotic Relationships

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

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 ...

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 ...

Poison Dart Frogs
37 participants
107 spottings
Amphibians

Poison Dart Frogs

Poison Dart frogs are characterized by bright colors (aposematic), which are used as warning signals to predators, ...

Mushroom Mapping
6,051 participants
28,749 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Mexico Horn of Plenty
107 participants
11,891 spottings
All

Mexico Horn of Plenty

All year round vegetables grow thank to the 12hours sun,12hours shadow geographical sun position and the huge ...

Beetles!
631 participants
9,806 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Flowers of South America
870 participants
3,000 spottings
Plants

Flowers of South America

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

Reptiles of the World
1,153 participants
9,676 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Snakes of the World
1,956 participants
4,815 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

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. ...

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 ...

Birds of the World
12,774 participants
104,316 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, ...

Amphibians of the World
2,395 participants
7,421 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

International Spider Survey
3,900 participants
19,238 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
12,482 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
675 participants
5,387 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 ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,499 participants
75,904 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

The Hoppers
860 participants
4,277 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

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