Announcing the Winners of our Invasive Species Photo Contest!
It's time to read and vote for your favorite article in the 2013 Write-Off Contest! The four finalist's articles are featured in the May 13 newsletter and can be found through this link. Hurry! Voting ends May 18.
We love our friendly little competitions here at Dave's Garden and our spring Invasive Species Contest serves two purposes. First, it is a fun way to start the growing season and show off some of our members' best images and second, we hope to raise awareness about invasive species. The winning images are stunning and it just goes to show that beauty is sometimes deceptive. Help us congratulate the winners and runners-up!
Invasive species and non-native exotics are a concern to many of us. The invasives disrupt the normal ecosystem and take resources from native flora and fauna. Without natural checks and balances, they often reproduce at a rapid rate.The indigenous species are often threatened. Non-natives and exotics may not endanger local species yet, but might become problematic in the future.
Our spring Invasive Species Photo Contest is an entertaining way for us to raise awareness and let some of our members exhibit their photography skills.
As usual, the winners (chosen by you, the membership) were lovely. We have some talented photographers among us and we appreciate that they decided to participate in this contest. Help us congratulate the winners and remember to file your invasive species images throughout the year, as the Third Annual contest will be early in the spring of 2013.
These are our four first place images. Click on the image to see the full-sized images and the runners-up. The runners-up were spectacular as well and we hope you'll help us applaud them as well.
Our next photo contest will be this autumn when we have our Third Annual Pixel County Fair. Here's a look at last year's winners.
First Place Invasive or Non-Native Birds
Kwanjin's Baby House Sparrows
First Place Invasive or Non-Native Bugs
First Place Invasive or Non-Native Wildlife
DaylilySLP's Eastern Fox Squirrel
First Place Invasive or Non-Native Plants
Metrosideros' Angiopteris evecta fern
About Melody Rose
I come from a long line of Kentuckians who love the Good Earth. I love to learn about every living thing, and love to share what I've learned. Photography is one of my passions, and all of the images in my articles are my own, except where credited.