i wonder if it has to do with the apostrophe in the place name? i wish there was a way to manually link an iNat place to a Wikipedia page so that you could link names even if they didn’t match exactly…
Your second one (national natural landmark) does not appear to have a corresponding Wikipedia page.
Not sure why the 3rd one would be working, but the first one not, since the iNat vs. Wikipedia name patterns seem to be the same in both cases. Maybe different kinds of apostrophes? If you edited the name of the first one to match, maybe it doesn’t repeat the Wikipedia search, or still uses the original name. You could try deleting and re-creating the forest reserve place with an exactly matching name, and see if it links up then.
The corresponding wikipedia page loads fine on the About tab but interestingly the content is stale. None of the changes I made to the wikipedia page during the last two days appear on the About tab. So clearly iNat processes wikipedia content statically, not dynamically.
Now we’re getting warm :-) The following wikipedia page was created ten days ago:
you could probably verify this sooner by comparing the iNat version of Wikipedia content vs the Wikipedia revision history. i assume iNaturalist stores a snapshot of content when someone looks for it, and then it relies on that copy until it expires (after 30 days). so on actively viewed places, i would assume the content will always be somewhere between 0 and 30 days old.
i think the way the pull of data is initiated is when someone pulls up the about tab for the place that first time. so if you went to the tab prior to the creation of the WIkipedia page, i think iNaturalist will assume not information for 30 days. you can test this out by first creating a W page and then creating the iNat place. (it has to be an entirely new place, i think, otherwise, the system may have still remembered the name of a previous place.)
… probably because State Park was created in iNat on the 13th (and you first used the About tab that day), and there haven’t been any changes in Wikipedia since then. i’m just guessing, but i think any changes you make in Wikipedia won’t be reflected in iNaturalist until you visit the About tab on March 14th.
… probably because the content in Wikipedia has been changed since the 14th (when the iNat place was created and you first visited the About tab). iNat is probably pulling a copy of the Wikipedia page as it existed on the 14th. probably it won’t pull the latest from Wikipedia again until you visit the About tab on March 15th.
probably the trigger is either (1) the first visit to the About tab for a place (assuming no other existing places with the same name), or (2) the first subsequent visit >30 days after the date of the snapshot of the page. (in other words, the first snapshot would be taken that first About tab visit, and the second snapshot would be taken on the first About tab visit 30 days after the first About tab visit… if things are working the way i suspect they’re woking.)