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First Prize – Habitat Category
Monarda didyma is a favorite of the hummingbirds in my yard. Once my native plant garden was established, they actually stopped visiting my hummingbird feeders and frequently fed and rested in the garden instead.
Second Prize – Habitat Category
An American Goldfinch visits a native anise hyssop for a licorice treat!
Third Prize – Habitat Category
This is a photo of the meadow that we established in our backyard over our septic field. You can mostly see Monarda Fistulosa and some Asclepias Incarnata in this photo. At this time of year the meadow is alive with pollinators, which really love the monarda especially!
I chose this photo because it gives an idea of how lively the meadow is. You can spot 2 butterflies that I think are fritillaries, and a number of bees, I think bumblebees and honey bees, both on the flowers and flying.
First Prize – Diversity in the Landscape Category
My Coral Honeysuckle is the focal point of our backyard landscape at the entrance to our pool area. It provides deep colored blooms for our enjoyment and nourishment for our hummingbird visitors summer long!
Second Place – Diversity
A photo of my bog plants from an Edge of The Woods container class. It includes all native plants including pitcher plants, cranberries, ferns, and more! My pitcher plant bloomed for the first time! Amazing!
Third Place – Diversity Category
We converted our front lawn into a native plant habitat: coreopsis, liatris spicata, switchgrass, butterfly weed and false indigo.. Pollinators love it!!