We are looking to create an Umbrella project to encourage friendly competition/rivalry between iNaturalist projects in our region as part of the build-up to next year’s City Nature Challenge, but it seems there is no way to date-range an Umbrella project for some reason.
This means that any projects that have already been set up for some time will have a big advantage in the ‘comparison’ stakes, and new projects are unlikely to have much interest in the umbrella stats. Am I missing the point of Umbrella projects? I would have thought that one of their main purposes would for reporting purposes, to create such a rivalry (like in CNC worldwide, though I understand it isn’t needed there as each project is for the same 4 days by definition)?
I realise I could ask each site/area to create new projects with the required date range (I’m thinking annual projects), but this seems like a lot of unnecessary admin and the sites themselves wouldn’t really want to split up their observations annually, it’s just in the interest of competition we’re looking to do that as an overview.
Any ideas on creating this without lots of admin, or any plans for this date facility on Umbrella projects?