As an educator (I’m a M.Ed. who chose to unschool my son and work as a homeschool portfolio evaluator), I’ve organized nature clubs and nature study workshops for a decade.
Last summer I began paring down my casual collections - and donating bones, feathers, etc. to local nature centers.
Yesterday I found a number of ocean-related specimens (collected on beach vacations) and I’m wondering, before I donate these items…for ex. ‘mermaid’s purses,’ ‘mud crabs,’ etc. is it valuable to photograph and add them to my iNat observations?