The old saying about one picture being worth a thousand words seems to apply to traffic to this website arriving via search engines. Some time ago, the number of visits resulting from image searches overtook those who typed words into the search box and now those visits dominate.
It was partly the recognition of the growing importance of imagery that led me to start producing my ‘Poisonous Plants 1-2-1’ video series. There are now 23 videos in that series and I’ve reached a pause in producing new items because, with one exception, I don’t have suitable video footage of the plants. That one exception is Cannabis sativa, marijuana, where, so far, I’ve failed to come up with a script that can even begin to tell the story within the time constraint. For other plants, where the story is already partially formed in my brain though not on paper, I’ll try and get some suitable footage over the coming months.
My first intention was to simply post these videos on YouTube in the hope that they might come to the attention of people searching for information on the plant concerned but I realised that writing a blog entry for each movie as I uploaded it would also help with dissemination.
And now I’ve gone one stage further and added the videos to the respective plant pages. If visitors are arriving because they have demonstrated a preference for image over word, I thought I should offer moving images if they want to get a quick idea of the plant’s story.
There is one video in the series that is not plant specific. It deals with a general point - the difference between ‘poisonous’ and ‘harmful’. Since it has no plant page home, I thought I’d repeat it here for anyone who isn’t familiar with what the series has to offer.
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