I’m in the middle of pulling stuff together in support of CNC, and I went to the Help/FAQ section of the site to find a definition of What is iNaturalist. I’m not sure who curates these, so I thought I’d post here. The definition of iNat is:
iNaturalist provides a place to record and organize nature findings, meet other nature enthusiasts, and learn about the natural world. It encourages the participation of a wide variety of nature enthusiasts, including, but not exclusive to, hikers, hunters, birders, beach combers, mushroom foragers, park rangers, ecologists, and fishermen. Through connecting these different perceptions and expertise of the natural world, iNaturalist hopes to create extensive community awareness of local biodiversity and promote further exploration of local environments.
Which is a lovely explanation of what iNat does but not of what iNat is, as I think that “place” isn’t descriptive enough if one has absolutely no idea what iNat is… Maybe it could start with something like “iNat is an online database…” or “an online platform for recording and organizing…” etc etc.
Sorry to pick nits…