is anyone aware of anyone on iNaturalist systematically and actively gathering edibility / palatability / taste data other than for fungi? whenever i’m out with others, especially kids, and the others see something new, one of the top 5 questions has to be “can you eat it?”. so i’m just wondering if anyone has been gathering such data as they make observations. i see various edible and taste observation fields, but none of them seem to be actively used other than taste for fungi ID purposes.
i’m mostly just trying to find out if there are any best practices for collecting and structuring that kind of data (including reasons not to collect that data).
while i’m thinking about it, nobody seems to be actively gathering aroma data either (other than for fungi). (there is an aromatic? crushed leaves observation field, but that’s attached to a project. so i can’t tell if people are actually filling that out based on actually smelling stuff or not.) i make notes in the description field about smells, but i’m thinking it would be better if structured that stuff in a more systematic way.