In general, VAL on iNaturalist will automatically collect any observation of a wild plant, animal, or fungi made in Vermont. While you do not need to be a member of the project for this to happen, we do encourage people to join the project.

While VAL on iNatualist automatically includes any observations made in Vermont, some iNaturalist projects need observations to be manually added. There are several ways that you can add an observation to an iNaturalist project: 

1.    The first way is by writing the project name in the box that says "Projects" when uploading. 

2.    Another way is to go to the project's page, scroll to the options listed below "Members" on the right-hand side, and click on "Add from your observations". 

3.    Finally, you can also add an observation to a project after it is uploaded by visiting the observation's page and scrolling down to where it says "Projects" on the right-hand side. You can type the name of the project in there.