I created a new place, but it does not show any of the existing observations

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website

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Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Firefox

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: https://www.inaturalist.org/places/thung-khai-botanic-garden

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1: I successfully created a new place called “Thung Khai Botanic Garden” a nature reserve in the south of Thailand.

Step 2: When I go to that place via the drop-down menu “More” → “Place” → “Find a place”, it says “No species have been listed for this place yet!”, even though I have many verified observations there.

Step 3: Thank you!


I may be wrong, but I think you have to manually create a Check List for the place for the Species list to populate. If you view the Observations tab (next to the Species list), you can see the observations there.

To create a Check List, try here: https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/4409560-Thung-Khai-Botanic-garden-Check-List

Edit: If you want to view the species from the observations you’ve added so far, you can go here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=191950&subview=map&view=species

@pttrsn, I have never manually created a checklist for a place, and my Places do capture the observations inside the place. I’m not sure what the problem is here, but I don’t think that’s it.

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Did you click on the “observations” tab? When I do that, I see the observations for the place.

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Under the observation tab, I do get all the observations, but nothing under the species tab. I tried to create a cheklist as explained by pttrns, but without success.

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the title of the thread is a little misleading. the issue you’re seeing is not related to observations. it’s more related to taxa in the checklist.

here’s a thread that probably has the most comprehensive existing discussion on the topic: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/place-checklist-doesnt-show-all-research-grade-species-observed-in-that-place/11609. it takes maybe 5 minutes to skim through, but it provides a lot of context, and this post also provides some additional helpful discussion for some situations: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/populating-project-location-checklist-with-older-rg-records/18558/3.


When I first posted the message I hadn’t realised I could obtain a list of the observations of the place I had created. In fact, going through the place filter in the exploration section I’ll get everything that I need: species and observations, which I hadn’t realised I could do.
Thanks for your help.