Projects

  • Insects & Inverts

    Insects are one of the world's mega-groups - such a diverse show of species. Insects are not too difficult to find, not to hard to photograph but they are difficult to understand their life styles and habits. Join this project to explore the world of insects in Australia.

    • Invertebrates
    • Plants
    441 members
    29065 sightings
  • Bird-life

    Australia has about 800 species of bird, ranging from the tiny 8 cm Weebill to the huge, flightless Emu. In most gardens around Australia you will find an abundance of birds visiting flowers, singing in trees and sometime building nests. Many people are keen bird watchers and photographers. Come along and join this project to display the wonderful world of Birds.

    • Birds
    • Plants
    387 members
    3729 sightings
  • Australian Bees

    There are approximately 2000 species of native bees in Australia. The species themselves, their distributions and floral associations are all of interest. There is still much to learn about the Australian bee fauna.

    • Invertebrates
    • Plants
    369 members
    2569 sightings
  • Beetles

    Beetles (Coleoptera) are the armored insects with tough and brightly colored elytra. They are the most successful order representing 25% of all living species and 40% of all insects. There are 400 000 species. Maybe we can add to that list.

    • Invertebrates
    334 members
    4969 sightings
  • Arachnids

    Arachnids are a diverse group of invertebrates which includes such animals as spiders, scorpions, pseudoscorpions, harvestmen, ticks, mites and Solifugae and others. All arachnids have eight legs and most are terrestrial although a few do inhabit freshwater environments. Join this project and share your arachnid finds with us.

    • Invertebrates
    316 members
    2801 sightings
  • Moths

    Australian moths represent a diverse fauna of between 20,000 and 30,000 species. They have been studied nowhere near as much as have their butterflies of Australia - of which there are less than 400 species. It can be extremely difficult to associate the larval and adult stages of moths as so little is known of there lifecycles. Hopefully, this Project with attract moth enthusiasts to share their images and knowledge.

    • Invertebrates
    • Plants
    294 members
    9307 sightings
  • World of Fungi

    When we see a fungus above ground, we are actually only seeing about 10% of the whole organism called the "fruiting body" as 90% of it is underground as the "roots" or the mycelium. Depending on their food-source, fungi is either a Sapotroph or Parasite. Some have restricted distributions while others have broad ranges. The best time to search for fungal fruiting bodies is during the cooler, wet months. That's the time to go for walks with your camera and to capture these intriguing organisms at their best.

    • Fungi & Lichens
    • Plants
    262 members
    3266 sightings
  • Plants

    Plants are one of the most obvious and most often seen parts of our Biodiversity. In Australia, it has been estimated that we over 20,000 vascular and 14,000 non-vascular plants. They come in almost every shape, size and colour that can be imagined. Come and join this Project to share your images of plants and what you have seen where.

    • Plants
    228 members
    2380 sightings
  • Reptiles

    Reptiles are cold-blooded animals that seem to fascinate us and some members, such as snakes, give us concerns. Australia has a rick reptilian fauna of almost 900 species comprising sea turtles, side-necked turtles, Pig-nosed turtles, geckos, legless lizards, dragon lizards, monitors or goannas, skinks. blind snakes, pythons, colubrid snakes, elapid snakes, sea snakes, sea kraits, file snakes and crocodiles. The most diverse of the Australian fauna are the lizards and snakes, in particular in the arid regions of Australia. Join this Project and share your reptilian images and knowledge with us.

    • Reptiles
    218 members
    663 sightings
  • Fungimap

    Fungimap Inc is a non-profit citizen-science organisation dedicated to raising the profile of Australia's incredible fungal diversity. Our emphasis is on enjoying and learning about fungi and our focus is on macrofungi in the natural environment. Our mottos are 'Putting Australian fungi on the map' and 'Community based science in action'.

    • Fungi & Lichens
    214 members
    1992 sightings
  • Flies (Diptera)

    Diptera are a hugely diverse group of Australian insects - some of which affect the lives of us all on a daily basis. Of an estimated 30,000 species, and with less than a quarter of those described, we have so much more to learn. Anything with halteres is welcome here.

    • Invertebrates
    199 members
    4201 sightings
  • Australian Mammals

    There are almost 400 species of mammals recorded in Australia. Most are difficult to see as they tend to be more active at night time. However, people are always finding their bones, in particular their skulls, which can be readily identified. Come and share your mammals photos and experiences.

    • Mammals
    • Plants
    189 members
    240 sightings
  • Frog Watch

    Frogs are a diverse but cryptic part of our Australian fauna. You are more likely to hear them rather than see them. This Project allow you to record the sounds of frogs in your neighbourhood and upload those calls. Help us to further add to the knowledge of Australian frogs.

    • Amphibians
    185 members
    219 sightings
  • Amateur Fungi

    Add your favourite fungi photos

    • Fungi & Lichens
    164 members
    1710 sightings
  • Butterflies

    Dedicated to the magical world of "Skydancers".

    • Invertebrates
    158 members
    812 sightings