Just recently I posted about Citizen’s Science, aka projects that might involve contributing towards scientific research that I guess is more about participation than donating, well that’s one way. Hmm, that may have been a garbled intro, what I want to say is hey, there’s this really interesting organisation called Project Noah that has set up a website where you can upload images of the bio category, say plants & animals etc.
So, there’s the deal, general viewing is enabled without joining, though signing up is easy as pie, why wouldn’t you?
Joining means participating which could mean a whole host of things such as identifying, uploading your own images and there’s also chat, so you can strike conversations with some likeminded people.
Personally, I fall head over heels for most critters and plants but this one to the left, the Emerald Moth-Oennochroma infantilis, which is found in Australia has particular appeal. I’d really like to illustrate this one!!
Hanging out on that finger is a Golden Tortoise Beetle – Aspidimorpha sanctaecrusis. Seriously, you need to check out this site, if only for a second, I’ll bet it can hold your interest a while.
So , if you haven’t yet gathered, anyone can join, upload an image to the site and it will display like this page showing the lanternfly. There’s a GPS location included and below, is a place for comments, where if you need help for species ID, there is a large community willing to assist. Comments by the way are not always scientific in nature. Take the comment “gorgeous” about 2 Eastern Brown Snakes peering from a watering can as um, not essentially descriptive of the species.