2020 Virtual Photo Competition 

 

2020 has been a heck of a year for us humans but it’s also been a terrible year for the world’s wildlife with wildfires in California, in Southern Europe and Australia and now in Colorado, killing billions of animals and insects world-wide.  

 

We have all seen devastating floods, huge temperature swings from one day to the next and massive habitat losses, all of which have a huge negative impact on wildlife’s ability to thrive.

Did you know?

 

“Private gardens in Britain cover twice as much land area as Britain’s nature reserves.”

 

So, with wildlife in such a perilous  position and many of us staying at home due to Covid-19 and spending much more time in our gardens (if we are lucky enough to have one), it seems that now is an ideal time to choose 

 

   “Wildlife in the Garden 2020” 

 

as the theme for our Virtual Photo Competition 2020.  Maybe you have a bird feeder and caught some shots of visiting birds, or lots of butterflies visited your flower beds, or you had birds nesting in the garden, or spotted dragonflies, or colourful beetles or drunk wasps gorging on the windfalls. Whatever wildlife you managed to capture during 2019/2020, we’d love you to enter it and maybe it will give us a good idea of what types of wildlife we have in our area.

We are aiming to create a virtual calendar which will be hosted on mintingandgautby.co.uk

The overall winner will be awarded  

£100  voucher 

to spend in either the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, Woodland Trust or World-Wide Fund for Nature’s online shops.  

 

You still have until end of the year to spot awesome wildlife in your garden!

 

 More information can be found here:

https://mintingandgautby.co.uk/3409-2/