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Most Recent Sightings

Thumbnail ImageRed Fox (Vulpes vulpes) on September 19, 2017
Thumbnail ImageHairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) on September 19, 2017
Thumbnail ImageBald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) on September 16, 2017
Thumbnail ImageCommon Tern (Sterna hirundo) on September 14, 2017
Thumbnail ImageInsect on September 12, 2017
Thumbnail ImageMinke Whale (B. acutorostrata) on September 15, 2017
Thumbnail ImageEuropean House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) on September 18, 2017
Thumbnail ImageButterfly on September 15, 2017
Thumbnail ImageBelted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) on September 18, 2017
Thumbnail ImageAmerican Black Duck (Anas rubripes) on September 18, 2017
Thumbnail Imagelobster on September 15, 2017
Thumbnail ImageBeaver (Castor canadensis) on September 15, 2017
Thumbnail ImageSpider on September 06, 2017

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