Newb here. There seem to be two perspectives to iNaturalist - asking for help and providing help (by IDing other’s observations and providing data w/your observations). My question is when is an observation a waste of time and storage space? Should I bother uploading the following:
Anyone could walk around and photograph dandelions and house sparrows. But are they of any value? Where to draw the line?
Landscape plantings? Domestic or captive animals?
I’m often curious about ornamentals I see in gardens or parks, but is this helpful? Does an “observation” of a penguin in a zoo help anyone?
I have a lot of pictures of plants and animals from my travels both recent and years ago (digital pics up to maybe 20 years old). Would they be of value?
I’ve done some citizen science and I believe many of my photos were uploaded to iNaturalist by the sponsoring organization. Since I’m not sure, should I upload again? I’m sure I can search for them (somehow – when I get more proficient with iNaturalist) but that might be a lot of work and not certain to catch all the dupes. So better to duplicate and be sure to have the data, or pass and possibly miss the data?
Non-living evidence of living creatures?
I saw the question about entrails. What about scat? Tracks? Other signs?
Sorry for the extended post. Thanks for any response.