I need to present somewhere a lot of photos showing the impact of creating a public path through bush, intended to be a means of experiencing the beauty and fascincation of a dense diverse canopy, understorey, ground cover and invertebrate fauna, but subsequently used a lot by joggers, cyclists and others oblivious to the species and vulnerability of the environment, to such an extent that those qualities have been lost from the tiny bit of space (public “Reserve”) available to them between road and housing.
The remaining revegetation is intermittently smothered by prunings cut and tossed aside in spontaneous “clearing of the track” by some of the users. In some cases the prunings are of locally rare and very slow-growing plants which have been observed inthat spot over 20 years. Loss of juvenile revegetation through pruning and trampling results in gradual loss of canopy density, weed invasion, and then requests from path-users for contracted spraying and - of all things - leaf-blowing! along the path through the forest.
So these are ecological, conservation, species-related observations, but the images required are longitudinal views along the path, which seldom allows for a good specimen shot. Sometimes I have loaded a longitudinal view with an additional image or images of one particular plant, but having the longitudinal, non-specific shot first, ie as the thumbnail, must be annoying for those interested in the species shot. And uploading a lot of these would be annoying to identifiers, as they have to click to the identifiable picture.
Also it takes a lot longer to make these observations than just posting the path view.
Any suggestions? Or is there another thread for this issue?