Virginia Master Naturalist Photo Contest – 9/4/12 Update

9/4/12 Contest update – Voting is closed.

The winners are:

Flora – Chelone turtlehead flower with bumble bee by Catherine Howell

Fauna – Dragonfly by Christine Friedel

Thanks to our photographers and to everyone who voted!

                                                                                                                                 

The annual 2012 Virginia Master Naturalist Volunteer Conference and Training is just around the corner. From September 7-9, members from Master Naturalist chapters across the state will gather to share ideas and learn from each other, to participate in high-quality advanced training sessions, and to learn about a region of Virginia that may be different from their home communities.  Each chapter has been asked to submit two photos, one of native Virginia flora and one of native Virginia fauna, to a contest to be judged during the conference.It will be very difficult to choose just one in each category, as we have very accomplished photographers amongst the ARMN ranks, but please enjoy these photos and vote for one in each category.  Click here to vote.  Voting will be open through Monday, September 3rd.

Native Virginia Flora:

Choice A: Wild ginger through microscope.
Photographer: Kaythi Han

Choice B: Frost pattern on wooden step.
Photographer: Catherine Howell.

Choice C: Chelone turtlehead flower with bumble bee. Photo taken in Howell’s habitat garden.
Photographer: Catherine Howell.

Choice D: Female Eastern tiger swallowtail approaching a Turk’s cap lily (Lillium superbum). Photo taken at Rufus Morgan Falls Trail, Nantahala National Forest, Franklin, NC, July 2012.
Photographer: Lewis Cabe.

Native Virginia Fauna:

Choice E: Eastern chipmunk on top of his/her den. Photo taken in Howell’s habitat garden.
Photographer: Catherine Howell.

Choice F: Dragonfly. Photo taken in Freidel’s backyard.
Photographer: Christine Freidel

Choice G: Fledged robin. Photo taken in Freidel’s backyard.
Photographer: Christine Freidel

Choice H: Newly hatched Eastern black swallowtail.
Photographer: Catherine Howell.

Choice I: Female Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papillo glaucus). Photo taken at Rufus Morgan Falls Trail, Nantahala National Forest, Franklin, NC, July 2012.
Photographer: Lewis Cabe.From

Don’t forget to vote for one in each category by Monday, September 3rd. Click here to vote.

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