I’m not fully sure if this counts towards being in the Nature Talk section, but I think it may be.
This is just me wondering, am I the only one on iNat Forum who has been ‘pulled over’ by cops, or a local school security guard in their cruiser, just because of collecting specimens?
I mean, seriously!? This is seven times in the past two weeks? How many times do I really need to show a permit and pull out a photocopy of non-commercial collecting rules document to the same three law-enforcement officers? Sure, when I’m occasionally chasing the fast-flying insects on my bike and with my net down the low traffic streets it might look a bit weird… But otherwise, I’m the only one that seems to be asked questions by cops/school security guards. And several of my friends do the same things, and still haven’t had this happen!
That makes eight times this month because I was asked to not “chase bugs” twice on the 3rd of April, and I was in my front yard!