A Trail To The River Images in an eBook

The digital age has opened up a multitude of ways to present your images to the public.  And many of the ways are free.  The blog you are reading does not cost me a cent and enables me to share the images I see along The Trail.

Many image-storing sites are free or have a very low cost.  For $30 a year I can store thousands of plant and fungi images on a site called Blue Melon.  The images can easily be downloaded and used by anyone.  They are stored in folders that are labeled with the scientific name of the plant of the plant or fungi family.  If you want to take a look, the address is: http://www.bluemelon.com/poaceae/

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If you are trying to identify a plant found in one of the conservation areas of Martin, Palm Beach, or St. Lucie Counties take a look at: http://tcplants.org   This is actually 7 free sites linked together.  The main site has a tutorial designed to guide you through the identification process.

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My first exposure to Word Press was setting up a free site that enabled my friend and mentor George Rogers to share some of his fascinating botanical information and for me to post a few plant pictures.  For anyone not aware of this blog, it is a great read.  Here is the link:  http://treasurecoastnatives.wordpress.com

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George and I have a book entitled “Guide to the Native Plants of Florida’s Treasure Coast”.  It is a self-published book from blurb.  And is available with either a soft or hard cover.  But a year or so ago they started offering the book as an eBook, in addition to the printed version.  I use an iPad and find eBooks to be incredibly useful – quickly download and generally inexpensive.  Here is a link to the Guide to the Native Plants of Florida’s Treasure Coast eBook:  http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/436414-guide-to-the-native-plants-of-florida-s-treasure-coast

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Looking through the images I’ve taken for the A Trail To The River Blog, I decided to put a number of the images into an eBook and offer it as a free download.   Here is the link:  http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/442716-a-trail-to-the-river

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6 comments on “A Trail To The River Images in an eBook

  1. That really brings a ton of resources into one place—one of those “bookmark” opportunities.

  2. Steve says:

    yeah, it is nice to have the one site to keep track of.

  3. Shari Anker says:

    John, What a wonderful idea!! I’ve just asked that the link to your ebook be posted on the Conservation Alliance’s website, and/or Facebook page. I will let you know what happens when I hear back from Andy and Dyana.

    We are down to the wire in collecting testimony for our attorney. The Shutdown of the government may hold up the process, but we should know some kind of timeline to expect in the next couple of weeks or so. High drama.

    Thanks again for everything. I’ll be in touch soon again.


    • Thanks for thinking about a link to the ebook. Besides putting the pictures out there, it was a test to see how easy it is to create not only an ebook but also a PDF. Lightroom makes the process very easy.

      Good luck with your continuing battle – hope you get some good news.

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