I recent ran across two users who seem to have been going through a garden together, photographing the same plants as observations. There are a few things going slightly awry here – the emphasis on cultivated specimens, the duplication of observations – but it also seems to pit the ‘encourage interaction with nature’ and ‘curate observations of nature’ goals against one another. Folks might want to log that they’ve seen creatures (and expand their life list), but the duplication would seem to undercut research intentions.
How would you handle this?
It also seems like this must come up often (e.g. groups of birders, school projects), but I didn’t find it in a quick search – my apologies to the moderators if my due diligence was insufficiently diligent.