Wild Ones Photo Contest

Each year the national Wild Ones organization (Nan and I belong to the Cincinnati chapter) sponsors a photo contest. Since the purpose of this organization is to promote native plants and natural landscapes, the contest recognizes winners in seven categories: Children, Flora, Pollinators, Photos by Kids, Non-residential Landscaping, Residential Landscaping, and Scenery. Three photos are awarded prizes in each category.

I admit it was Nan’s idea to send a couple of my photos in to see how they might fare … and two of them were chosen! My photo a common buckeye was awarded second place and my photo of a honey bee earned third place … both in the pollinator category.
You can see the photos below.

Author: Mark Plunkett

I am an Ohio master gardener volunteer living in Cincinnati, OH. My wife, Nan (also a master gardener), and I strive to be faithful stewards of 'our' property and contribute to the biodiversity of our community. We are both members of the local chapter of Wild Ones and volunteer horticulture team members at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden where we work in the native plant program, pollinator gardens and monitoring bird trails. In my spare time, I like to read about the natural world and the history of science

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