Something really odd happened to me this week. I made two observations that were both first iNaturalization records for my state (TX). I don’t necessarily think either species is unusual or rare… just simply not observed apparently. I also ran across a social media post where someone was requesting ID assistance for a species that wasn’t really rare in my state, but iNaturalist only had a few records for my state. It got me thinking about what species might be significant to research, not necessarily scarce, but simply don’t have many recordings in iNaturalist.
Is there a place to find out what observations are in need or being requested other than sort projects for interest? Does the iNat forum sometimes serve as place for science to communicate species of interest for projects? A “wants” list so to speak?