Besides all of that intellectual things i gained from this project, i gained social skills. When doing this project i met new people, real people, scientists that were doing what they loved. They interacted with me and taught me things. Like different species and the background of those species. Just the interaction with those scientists is what helped me learn how to speak professionally and interact professionally with adults.
Lastly, this project, the iNaturalist project, is one of those lessons i will not forget. It was an extreme privilege to be able to use the equipment i had access to. The whole hands on experience really enforced the lessons i had learned in class. I was able to witness an ecosystem in effect and see examples of survival of the fittest. Not to mention all of the experiences i got from this. For example one time i was trying to photograph a spider, i unknowingly intimidated it and its defense mechanism popped up. Literally, the back part of the spider got bigger and the spider started walking toward me. I was able to see species i would not have noticed on a daily basis. This project has exposed me to so much more than just biology.
As you can see, the picture is blurry because the spider startled me, the big yellow part on the back of the spider is its defense mechanism.