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I am a chef and organic gardener of 20+ years. Also an advocate of native/wild edibles, since they often bring more flavor to the plate.

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Slime Molds
308 participants
469 spottings
Other

Slime Molds

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

The Hoppers
841 participants
4,121 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

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 ...

Wild Orchids
176 participants
1,197 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 ...

Rare Color Morphs
1,020 participants
739 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, ...

Lichens of the Southeast
54 participants
232 spottings
Fungi

Lichens of the Southeast

Lichens are fascinating composite organisms of a fungus and photosynthetic partner. They exhibit a nearly endless ...

Frogs in Tennessee
78 participants
223 spottings
Amphibians

Frogs in Tennessee

This mission is designed to focus attention on the frog species that call Tennessee home. Please submit photos of ...

Beetles!
620 participants
9,656 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Eastern Assassin Bugs
293 participants
302 spottings
Arthropods

Eastern Assassin Bugs

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

Biodiversity of Audubon Acres
4 participants
934 spottings
All

Biodiversity of Audubon Acres

To document the biodiversity of Audubon Acres, while providing a resource for visitors and caretakers of what can ...

Moss & Moss Allies of Southeast USA
77 participants
100 spottings
Plants

Moss & Moss Allies of Southeast ...

Share your images of moss*** and moss allies ( i.e., mosses, sphagnum, peat, liverworts, hornworts) captured ...

Ferns & Fern Allies of Southeast USA
59 participants
110 spottings
Plants

Ferns & Fern Allies of Southeast ...

Help document species of ferns and the the fern allies indigeous to the southeastern United States.

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
342 participants
497 spottings
All

Identifying Animals Through ...

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

Moths of the World
2,905 participants
39,464 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 ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,129 participants
5,786 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 ...

Fungi of TN
122 participants
531 spottings
Fungi

Fungi of TN

Finding out what kinds of fungus are in, and around, TN.

Eggs of the World
1,338 participants
2,173 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 ...

Snakes of the United States - Center for Snake Conservation
1,448 participants
3,538 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 ...

Project Squirrel
5,826 participants
3,793 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,407 participants
11,037 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Amphibians of the World
2,382 participants
7,347 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Symbiotic Relationships
1,012 participants
1,586 spottings
All

Symbiotic Relationships

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

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
755 participants
1,642 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,006 participants
4,366 spottings
All

Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Eastern North America Trees
294 participants
995 spottings
Plants

Eastern North America Trees

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

Butterflies and Moths of Southeast USA
221 participants
2,381 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies and Moths of ...

A mission dedicated to the recording of butterflies and moths in the Southeast USA.

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,369 participants
5,629 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 Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,899 participants
12,055 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,936 participants
5,833 spottings
All

Signs of Wildlife

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

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,905 participants
8,867 spottings
All

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

Flora of Kentucky
73 participants
346 spottings
Plants

Flora of Kentucky

A comprehensive flora of the state of Kentucky. This flora includes all mosses, ferns, wildflowers, shrubs and ...

Southern Romance
69 participants
317 spottings
All

Southern Romance

Warm weather is here, and love is in the air! Instinct drives all animals to "be fruitful and multiply." Some ...

Salamanders of Tennessee
65 participants
190 spottings
Amphibians

Salamanders of Tennessee

This mission is designed to focus attention on the salamander species that call Tennessee home.

Mushroom Mapping
5,989 participants
28,333 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

International Spider Survey
3,844 participants
18,834 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,586 participants
9,917 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 ...

Birds of the World
12,708 participants
103,232 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
8,428 participants
73,835 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Beautiful bluebirds of the SE
80 participants
52 spottings
Birds

Beautiful bluebirds of the SE

Today, Eastern bluebirds are not as common as they used to be. Eastern bluebirds are cavity nesters,and their ...

Edible and Useful Plants of the East
176 participants
800 spottings
Plants

Edible and Useful Plants of the ...

This mission is to help show people that here are thousands of helpful and useful plants that grow right outside ...

Insects of TN
133 participants
2,608 spottings
Arthropods

Insects of TN

To find out what kinds of arthopods are in TN, and parts of the surrounding states.

Spiders of Tennessee
156 participants
731 spottings
Arthropods

Spiders of Tennessee

The state of Tennessee boasts a huge variety of spiders and other arachnids such as harvestmen, ticks and mites. ...

Flowers of the Southeastern United States
198 participants
2,015 spottings
Plants

Flowers of the Southeastern ...

Find flowers at any time of the year! This mission covers Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky & the Carolinas.

Turtles of the Southeast U.S.
305 participants
667 spottings
Reptiles

Turtles of the Southeast U.S.

The Southeast has the highest diversity of turtles in the U.S. and is home to 75 percent of all native species ...

Tennessee Snakes, Lizards and Turtles
93 participants
371 spottings
Reptiles

Tennessee Snakes, Lizards and ...

This mission will help educate people on the snakes, lizards and turtles of Tennessee and nearby states by ...

Biodiversity of SouthEastern US
120 participants
3,062 spottings
All

Biodiversity of SouthEastern US

Biodiversity of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky & the Carolinas.

Endangered Species of the Southeast USA
61 participants
23 spottings
All

Endangered Species of the ...

Everyday, plant and animal species become extinct, including many that are unknown to science. Today, many species ...

Call for the color purple - SouthEastern United States
196 participants
436 spottings
All

Call for the color purple - ...

Find all things purple to help support awareness for cystic fibrosis month. Together we can let the world see that ...

Wildlife of Georgia
236 participants
3,549 spottings
All

Wildlife of Georgia

This mission is all about getting to know more about the wildlife of Georgia! We here at Wildlife of Georgia would ...

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,477 participants
3,289 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 ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,170 participants
43,351 spottings
All

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

Backyard Birding Southeastern USA
476 participants
1,939 spottings
Birds

Backyard Birding Southeastern USA

This mission is for Backyard Birding in the Southeastern United States. It is for migratory birds, year-round ...

Medicinal Fungi of the Eastern US
139 participants
332 spottings
Fungi

Medicinal Fungi of the Eastern US

Fungi has proven to offer a wide variety of highly active, clinically proven medicinal properties. These ...

Flowers of North America
9,415 participants
32,044 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 ...

Biodiversity of Audubon Acres
4 participants
934 spottings
All

Biodiversity of Audubon Acres

To document the biodiversity of Audubon Acres, while providing a resource for visitors and caretakers of what can ...

Lichens of the Southeast
54 participants
232 spottings
Fungi

Lichens of the Southeast

Lichens are fascinating composite organisms of a fungus and photosynthetic partner. They exhibit a nearly endless ...