JAMESTOWN - The winners of Jamestown Audubon's 2013 Nature Photography Contest will be on display at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary beginning this Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Monarch Butterfly Festival.
Audubon Program Director and contest coordinator Jennifer Schlick notes, "We are excited that our winning photographs are ready to exhibit, and especially excited that visitors to this year's Butterfly Festival will be the first to enjoy them!"
Schlick said that both the stunning images of the Photo Contest and the Monarch Festival with its many butterfly-related opportunities and events - plus great food and fun - support Jamestown Audubon's mission of connecting people with nature.
Jamestown Audubon’s 2013 Nature Photography Contest received entries from across the United States and as far away as Brazil, Italy, Taiwan, and India. The photo here, “Old Growth,” taken by Alan Wei of Setauket, N.Y., won the Youth Landscape category.
Photo Contest winners in six categories that will be exhibited are:
Adult Landscape: Alan Sloyer (Roslyn, N.Y.), "Chinese fishing nets - Kochi, India"
Adult Plants: Ricardo Gilson (Meadville, Pa.), "Hepatica"
Adult Wildlife: James Day (Griffin, Ga.), "Moose in the Aspens"
Youth Landscape: Alan Wei (Setauket, N.Y.), "Old Growth"
Youth Plants: Jaymes Dempsey (Ann Arbor, Mich.), "Coming Autumn"
Youth Wildlife: Jenna Van Kley (Powell, Ohio), "Double-crested Cormorant"
Finalists came from as far away as Brazil, Italy, Taiwan, and India. The winning images as well as the finalists can be seen at www.jasphotocontest.com.
The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pa. Monarch Butterfly Festival hours on Saturday, Aug. 31, are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closing with the release of tagged butterflies to fly to where they winter in Mexico.
Proceeds from the Photo Contest and the Festival support Audubon's environmental education programs. The contest was sponsored and winning images printed by Main Street Photo of Bowling Green, Ohio.
The Nature Photography Contest winners will remain on exhibit through the rest of this year and can be seen during the Audubon Center & Sanctuary's regular hours, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays.
For details of the Monarch Butterfly Festival call 569-2345 or click on the program listing at jamestownaudubon.org/.