Ok, this a is a pretty vague and unfleshed-out idea but… I think it would be cool to be able to tag observations with specific behaviours that can be seen across different species. For example being able to tag an ob displaying ‘cauliflory’, or ‘moulting’ or ‘melanistic’. You could then click on a tag to see all the trees observations that have been tagged as ‘cauliflory’.
I am trying to describe this without saying hashtag but…ya…kind of like a hashtag. I think rather than a free-for-all, maybe have a master list of behaviours that can be used? If you want to note a behaviour that isn’t on the list, you could submit it to be added (with mod approval).
I am not sure if this would involve other people being able to disagree with tags, or add tags to other users observations, but I am imagining any community review to be much more relaxed than with ID-ing.
Honestly, I am not sure if this has any real usefulness other than ‘blaserk thinks it would be cool’ and the coding would probably be high-effort-for-low-payoff. But as a layperson who uses this site for education, this would engage me.