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dferris

Farm Bill Biologist. Worked in natural resources at local, state, and tribal levels. B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from LSSU.

Buchanan, MI

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Eastern Assassin Bugs
297 participants
315 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
1,028 participants
759 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, ...

Life of  Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois
6 participants
360 spottings
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Life of Indiana, Michigan, ...

To share the best pictures from the best four states in the USA. Make peoples days with pictures that amaze them ...

Reptiles of the World
1,156 participants
9,719 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Marvelous Mantids of the World
377 participants
991 spottings
Arthropods

Marvelous Mantids of the World

Mantids are amazing insects! Unusual and alien looking. Considered good luck in some cultures, these predatory ...

Woodpeckers of North America
61 participants
237 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 ...

Midwest Amphibian Study
187 participants
371 spottings
Amphibians

Midwest Amphibian Study

To catalog and study amphibians in their natural habitat.

Midwest Reptile Study
179 participants
495 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 ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
688 participants
2,746 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Birds of the World
12,812 participants
104,683 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, ...

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,149 participants
6,463 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 ...

Mammals of KY, TN, IL, OH, MI.
183 participants
175 spottings
Mammals

Mammals of KY, TN, IL, OH, MI.

Only submit photos within the range shown by the map.

Flowers of North America
9,450 participants
32,256 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 ...

Fungus in America
217 participants
4,482 spottings
Fungi

Fungus in America

Discover varieties of fungus of the region.

World Science Festival Cicada Count
298 participants
180 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 ...

Interaction between different species of Arthropods
763 participants
1,687 spottings
Arthropods

Interaction between different ...

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

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.

Plants of Michigan
8 participants
136 spottings
Plants

Plants of Michigan

Any wildflowers found in Michigan, Native or Non-native. Flowers can be on trees, vines, bushes, or herbaceous ...

The Hoppers
862 participants
4,313 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,384 participants
5,726 spottings
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Mimetic Animals of the World

One of the most striking survival strategies of animals is mimicking their environment. Mimetism can be used for ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,417 participants
11,541 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Project Squirrel
5,872 participants
3,835 spottings
Mammals

Project Squirrel

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

Eggs of the World
1,355 participants
2,237 spottings
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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 ...

Trees of Michigan
97 participants
65 spottings
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Trees of Michigan

Cataloging the trees of Michigan in order to notice patterns of species location.

Birds of Michigan
13 participants
287 spottings
Birds

Birds of Michigan

Michigan has all kinds of birds from hummingbirds to eagles. I would like to be able to show the world Michigan's ...

Minnesota Non-native Plants
30 participants
21 spottings
Plants

Minnesota Non-native Plants

The goal of this mission is to document the spread of non-native and invasive plant species across Minnesota.

Caterpillars and larvae of the World
677 participants
5,452 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 ...

Global Flight
1,346 participants
16,852 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 ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,512 participants
76,894 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Minnesota Wildlife (Plants)
137 participants
663 spottings
Plants

Minnesota Wildlife (Plants)

To explore, discover, and learn about the many species of wildlife in the beautiful state of Minnesota, both for ...

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,945 participants
9,025 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

International Spider Survey
3,917 participants
19,470 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

Signs of Wildlife
2,970 participants
6,077 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 ...

Minnesota Wildlife (Animals)
184 participants
1,628 spottings
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Minnesota Wildlife (Animals)

To explore, discover, and learn about the many species of wildlife in the beautiful state of Minnesota, both for ...

Amphibians of the World
2,401 participants
7,471 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,938 participants
12,552 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,219 participants
45,306 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 ...

Mushroom Mapping
6,082 participants
28,826 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

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

Identifying Animals Through Osteology
349 participants
502 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 ...

Great Lakes Monitoring
902 participants
5,592 spottings
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Great Lakes Monitoring

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

Mission WILD
3,433 participants
42,697 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 ...

National Geographic's Great Nature Project
2,844 participants
66,545 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 ...

Plants of Michigan
8 participants
136 spottings
Plants

Plants of Michigan

Any wildflowers found in Michigan, Native or Non-native. Flowers can be on trees, vines, bushes, or herbaceous ...

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