One of the things I love most about iNat is the way it encourages adventure - to get outside, explore, and come face to face with nature. This is true of all observations - they all have an element of exploration embedded in them.
But, there are some observations which are a real adventure to get. That one species that you wanted to see, but you had to travel, hike, swim or climb to discover it. And, as it happened, the adventure of finding the organism was as fun as the observation itself! For me, it was this observation - I had to hire a kayak and paddle over an hour to one island in the middle of Loch Lomond, and then hunt through forest and bush for another couple of hours to find it. But what an adventure!
I’m sure loads of you have stories like this, and I’d love to hear them. What are some of your best iNaturalist adventures, and what organism(s) were you hunting out?