I’m trying to find the most efficient way to use iNaturalist for my research. What I want to do is quickly be able to scan Lepidoptera records in any one of the 7 ecoregions in New York State.
The ecoregions do not exist as a place for just NY, so I could create 7 places and that would serve my purposes just fine. However there is a warning about creating new places.
So my question is, should I create the seven places (I have a KML file for each ecoregion in NY) or would a project do a better job? And if a project is best, would this automatically collect all records or would people have to opt in?