I’m new to iNaturalist and am not finding it as easy to use as I’d been told. When starting this question I found a thread from Sept '19 which sort of addresses my issue, but not quite.
Maybe I just need an explanation of how it works.
I have posted a few pictures and clicked on “Needs ID”. Some of my pictures have generated some response, even if spare. Several have gotten no attention whatsoever. I wondered if I could go somewhere and say, “ID this, please.” The Sept. '19 thread talks about how this could be problematic.
Here’s the question: do all observations with “need ID” get attention? Do observations get passed by if the plant is boring or commonplace? The plant in question may be a goldenrod (I know there are many types) or it may be something else. Scanning other people’s observations, I see a similar plant tagged as a smartweed, but it doesn’t look anything like what I ‘know’ as smartweed. I’m not very experienced, just enough to doubt others!
It’s not a fascinating plant by any means – my original motivation was to see if I should pull or leave the many volunteers in my yard in early spring. Not a big deal, but I thought I would get some (any) feedback and have not. Thanks.