The story of Kedron Brook is told in a new e-book which replaces a large and well-used catchment group website from the early days of the Internet. With a grant from Brisbane City Council, ToadShow was commissioned to turn the old Kedron Brook website into an e-book.
ToadShow's Anne Jones and Robert Whyte took the opportunity to trial an idea which could build on and replace any of the hundreds of thousands of websites out there without requiring time consuming and expensive rebuilds. Kedron Brook Catchment the story so far is a tour-de-force of editing, photography and design, all for a great cause.
The idea was to highlight the strengths of the catchment group in habitat restoration; bird, frog, and reptile field guides; historical knowledge; and guidance on catchment management. Anne and Rob visited more than 20 Kedron Brook bushcare sites over several months to take new photos for the book, which turns a mostly text-based website into a highly visual coffee-table e-book with large, often full-page, full-screen images of beautiful birds, fabulous frogs, stunning scenery, incredible critters, worrisome weeds to whack and picturesque native plants to plant. It's part history, part inspiration; hugely readable for the bird and frog photos alone.
Our urban creeks make Brisbane a very special place providing habitat for wildlife, keeping Moreton Bay healthy and are magic places to relax on a sunny afternoon. This e-book celebrates the group's achievements and is inspiring a new generation to carry the baton.
Because PDF does not have any of the limitations of print, yet can achieve print's high standards in visual design, Kedron Brook's catchment group is giving free access to this beautiful and informative book, available for download by habitat restoration volunteers in Brisbane, South East Queensland, Australia and even elsewhere around the world. To get inspired by stunning images and great stories, use this link: It's free!
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus feeding on the flowers of the Paperbark Tree Melaleuca quinquenervia at Redgum Place in Gaythorne. Photo: Robert Whyte