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Most Recent Sightings

Thumbnail ImageBug on July 20, 2020
Thumbnail ImageSea Otters on August 09, 2020
Thumbnail ImageCuckoo Wasp on August 06, 2020
Thumbnail ImageZebra Jumper? on July 31, 2020
Thumbnail Imageflying insect on July 23, 2020
Thumbnail Imagetimberfly on July 29, 2020
Thumbnail ImageAmerican mink (Neovison vison) on July 24, 2020
Thumbnail ImageBelted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) on July 26, 2020
Thumbnail Image Butterfly on July 25, 2020
Thumbnail ImageAmerican mink (Neovison vison) on July 25, 2020
Thumbnail ImageRed Squirrel... a very small.. maybe 7 inches or so when sitting. on July 19, 2020
Thumbnail ImageBald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) on July 18, 2020
Thumbnail ImageCuckoo Wasps on July 18, 2020

About NL Nature

Introducing Newfoundland and Labrador's Nature Tracker

NLNature ( www.nlnature.com ) is an online atlas of wildlife in Newfoundland and Labrador based on observations by residents and tourists. We welcome any sighting of plants, animals, and other things (e.g., interesting rocks, landmarks) in Newfoundland and Labrador. Contributing to NLNature is easy, fun and valuable for science!

NLNature is part of an on-going research at Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration and Department of Biology. The sightings data is used to monitor local wildlife, inform conservation policy, protect endangered species, educate students & public about local natural history as well as to develop innovative approaches to information modeling, information management and information systems development.

The data can also be used as part of trends monitoring, to detect unusual species occurrences, and to detect novel findings of species in areas where they have previously not been observed. These data supplied by the public will complement data collected by university and government researchers.

NLNature is also recognized by the Student Volunteer Bureau as a volunteering opportunity at Memorial University. You can print your sightings to demonstrate your volunteering effort and bring it to the SVB (please note, in doing so you voluntarily forfeit the anonymity of your participation on NLNature).

www.NLNature.com is also the Newfoundland Geoweb project, which is part of a larger project investigating how the public uses the interactive technologies available on the internet to work for environmental change.

There are different nodes of the project across Canada, each focused on a different environmental issue. The Newfoundland node is focused on public engagement with wildlife and species-at-risk.See the links below to find out more about the other project nodes.

Other Geoweb Nodes Across Canada (and beyond)

Invasive Species Monitoring in BC

Okanagen Food

Organic Farming in the Kawarthas, Ontario

Geoweb Barbados