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2014 Best Wildlife Photo
112 participants
2,877 spottings
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2014 Best Wildlife Photo

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

Monarch Migration
1,126 participants
662 spottings
Arthropods

Monarch Migration

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

Non-flowering Plants of North America
41 participants
63 spottings
Plants

Non-flowering Plants of North ...

There are many beautiful and colorful plants that never have flowers. How many can you find and identify around ...

National Geographic's Great Nature Project
2,848 participants
66,832 spottings
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National Geographic's Great ...

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

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 ...

Illinois Prairies
59 participants
259 spottings
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Illinois Prairies

The mission is to document native prairie plants and animals remaining in Illinois and found in the wild.

Mission WILD
3,423 participants
40,829 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 ...

2013 Best Wildlife Photo
398 participants
8,748 spottings
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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 ...

Shades of brown of New York
45 participants
211 spottings
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Shades of brown of New York

Flora and fauna that are any shade of the color brown

The Cardinal Rule - North Eastern US
77 participants
35 spottings
Birds

The Cardinal Rule - North ...

This is a mission to gather as many pictures and information on Cardinals as possible. Size & Shape The Northern ...

Raptors of North America
1,342 participants
4,010 spottings
Birds

Raptors of North America

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

Photos for Conservation
102 participants
735 spottings
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Photos for Conservation

All wildlife, large and small. Encourage wildlife and habitat conservation through my images.

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,444 participants
3,531 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 ...

Moths of the World
2,877 participants
39,066 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 ...

Beetles!
610 participants
9,524 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Parental Care
76 participants
283 spottings
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Parental Care

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

ANTS!!!!
274 participants
586 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

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

Trees of the Midwest
12 participants
13 spottings
Plants

Trees of the Midwest

This mission is to document the variety of trees of the Midwest. My hope is that it will help the community to ...

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 ...

Eastern North America Trees
293 participants
994 spottings
Plants

Eastern North America Trees

All trees and shrubs welcomed! This mission is created to survey Eastern North American trees and shrubs. A ...

Trees of the World
932 participants
4,848 spottings
Plants

Trees of the World

A collection of trees and their characteristics worldwide.

Beauty of Decay
173 participants
2,279 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 ...

Flies!
474 participants
5,063 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Fungus in America
200 participants
4,285 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

Microscopic Life
53 participants
386 spottings
Other

Microscopic Life

The purpose of this mission is to photographically record and study the many forms of microscopic life that ...

Critters of the Midwest
422 participants
3,136 spottings
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Critters of the Midwest

This mission documents all the critters of the Midwest (includes both insects and animals).

Reptiles of the World
1,129 participants
9,391 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Midwest Reptile Study
178 participants
491 spottings
Reptiles

Midwest Reptile Study

The mission of this group is to catalog local reptiles in the wild and to aid in the education and conservation of ...

Midwest Amphibian Study
186 participants
364 spottings
Amphibians

Midwest Amphibian Study

To catalog and study amphibians in their natural habitat.

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,145 participants
6,374 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 ...

Eastern Assassin Bugs
292 participants
300 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,396 participants
10,843 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Rare Color Morphs
1,019 participants
782 spottings
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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, ...

Global Flight
1,335 participants
16,625 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 ...

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
656 participants
5,064 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 ...

Lichens
271 participants
1,567 spottings
Fungi

Lichens

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

Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US
247 participants
262 spottings
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Spirals in Nature - Midwestern US

This mission is dedicated to showcasing spiral patterns found in nature. Whether it be Fibonacci spiral patterns ...

Slime Moulds of the World
25 participants
124 spottings
Fungi

Slime Moulds of the World

Myxomycetes (plasmodial slime moulds), are a group of Protista comprising about 1200 species. They are found in ...

2012 Best Wildlife Photo
1,257 participants
12,958 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 ...

Nature in Yellow
2,397 participants
12,283 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 Blue
2,518 participants
5,647 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 ...

Amphibians of the World
2,368 participants
7,284 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,882 participants
8,791 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Snakes of the World
1,933 participants
4,746 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

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

The Hoppers
834 participants
4,087 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Captive Animals
2,456 participants
11,935 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 ...

Eggs of the World
1,332 participants
2,153 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 ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
751 participants
1,626 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,357 participants
5,539 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 ...

Fall Into Phenology
1,227 participants
2,172 spottings
Plants

Fall Into Phenology

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

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners
2,508 participants
3,367 spottings
Plants

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

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

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring
795 participants
12 spottings
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Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle from Asia that is wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. To date, ...

The Color Red
5,798 participants
14,557 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 ...

Signs of Wildlife
2,898 participants
6,080 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 ...

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,447 participants
3,261 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 ...

International Spider Survey
3,798 participants
18,615 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Project Squirrel
5,731 participants
3,736 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Birds of the World
12,602 participants
101,307 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, ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,132 participants
42,786 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 ...

2011 Best Wildlife Photo
8,517 participants
9,225 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 ...

Flowers of North America
9,380 participants
31,873 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 ...

Great Lakes Monitoring
901 participants
5,566 spottings
All

Great Lakes Monitoring

The Great Lakes are the largest surface freshwater system containing over 80 percent of freshwater on the Earth. ...

Mushroom Mapping
5,928 participants
27,997 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,870 participants
11,992 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,365 participants
72,990 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
656 participants
5,064 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 ...

ANTS!!!!
274 participants
586 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

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