Looking for some guidance from gurus.
I have been on iNat for several years, uploading my own observations and even creating my own event (bioblitz) last year. This year, I’m stepping it up a notch with Dragonfly Detectives - volunteers will gather dragonfly exuviae (shed larval exoskeletons) from all over southeastern Vermont, giving me their collection jars with data cards (time, date, location), and I’ll work to identify them to genus and possibly species in some cases.
What I did was set up a polygon to capture the basic area we’ll be working in, name the collection project (https://www.inaturalist.org/places/southeastern-vermont), but now I need to get more technical.
I think I want this to be an umbrella collection, since there will be a couple of discrete areas that will be included in the larger SE VT region (the VT Institute of Natural Sciences, for instance, has its own project page for the VINS campus). I want to include any dragonfly observations posted to the VINS project page in the larger SE VT umbrella project, but I don’t see how to select Anisoptera as the desired taxa filter for my umbrella project?
I am NOT very computer-savvy, and would really appreciate someone advising me as if I were a 4-year-old. :-)
I’m sure to have other questions as we go through this process. If someone would be willing to either “school me” here or via email, I’d be grateful.