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I Helped Judge the 2018 Audubon Photography Contest. Here’s How We Did It.
In late 2017 Sabine Meyer, the Photography Director of the National Audubon Society, approached me to join the jury for their annual photography awards contest following an introduction by wildlife and conservation photographer Melissa Groo.
Melissa and I have served on the faculty of the Photography at the Summit Nature Workshop for the past several years, and I have nothing but respect for the advocacy work she does through her photography so I was happy to join her as a judge for the contest.
I’ve written about photo contests for years, including the annual PhotoShelter Guide to Photo Contests, and I’ve always been fascinated by how different organizations handle judging from year to year. Some contests annually rotate juries and offer little guidance or parameters around judging, while others have fairly static juries that retain institutional knowledge and intentionally consider their long-term raison d’etre.
nature  animals  photography  contest 
3 minutes ago by rgl7194
Phenology is a delightful and challenging way to fight climate change from home.
Hineline argues that as climate change proceeds, and the uncertain effects of warming unfold, scientists will find the phenological records kept by us civilians to be more and more useful. “Individual observations of phenophases, even if they are of a single species, when aggregated with the reports of other observers, provide the facts that drive theoretical understanding and make modeling and prediction possible,” Hineline writes. Keeping them, then, isn’t just for us—it could mean something bigger.

But it is also for us. This whole idea of phenology appeals to me tremendously. I tend to turn to record-keeping to help me feel better about any daunting and uncontrollable situation: budgeting expenses; feeding a newborn; treating insomnia caused by expenses and a newborn. Write stuff down? I can do that!
climate  phenology  nature 
23 hours ago by madamim
2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year | National Geographic
"See the winning photos from the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year."
photography  inspiration  travel  nature 
yesterday by garrettc
U.K. Plans 'Northern Forest' of 50 Million New Trees
And this is straight out of Richard Powers' 'The Overstory'.
nature  forest  uk 
yesterday by jntolva
Attenborough launches 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship - BBC News
Sir David Attenborough has launched the hull of the UK's newest polar ship, which is named after him.

Saturday was an important milestone for the ship, whose development has been followed closely since an online campaign tried to get it named "Boaty McBoatface".

Boaty McBoatface lives on in the form of a yellow submarine.
bbc  news  video  science  exploration  nature 
2 days ago by ndf
Savvy Housekeeping » Grow A Sunflower House
Remember how I told you about growing a bean teepee for the kids to play in this year? Well here’s a similar idea: grow a sunflower house.
nature  reference  gardening  diy  flowers 
3 days ago by timberwolfoz

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