Whenever I look at the People page on the iNaturalist site, I am always amazed at the number of observations that the top observers manage to rack up for the current month and the year. It invariably leads to a question I ask every time: how do they do it? A secret technique? Being touched by the nature gods? Black magic?
Whenever I go observe, on my best days I might manage 50-80 observations, and rarely up to around a hundred. Whenever I check the calendar of these top observers, they often have daily observations of over 200 and even up to 500!
How do they find the time to observe all that and then process & upload the photos? And for many, they maintain this for months on end. It’s something I wonder whether I could do it myself, and the bigger question: SHOULD I even try to go for such lofty goals?! Haha.