Photo Contest 2020 Winners

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones is pleased to announce the winners of it’s first members-only Photo Contest.  The contest was created to:

  • encourage members of the chapter to get outdoors and to explore and learn about native plant gardens and other natural spaces
  • document in photography the beauty of native flora and fauna in the Tennessee Valley area
  • showcase the photography skills of the chapter members


And the winners in three categories are:

Native Plants and Flowers

First Place
Photo by Tiffany Pendergrass
Polygonum persicaria  (Lady’s Thumb)


Second Place
Photo by Rosabelle Gorman
Monarda fistulosa (Wild bergamot)


Third Place
Photo by Tiffany Pendergrass
Asplenium platyneuron (Ebony spleenwort)



First Place
Photo by Bob Hulse
American Painted Lady butterfly on Allium stellatum (Prairie or Glade Onion)


Second Place
Photo by Robin Piacine
Monarch butterfly on Eutrochium fistulosum (Joe Pye Weed)



Native wildlife and native plants

First Place
Photo by Rosabelle Gorman
Predator (an immature Wheel Bug) … and prey (a flower beetle)
… on Echinacea tennesseensis (Tennessee coneflower)


Second Place
Photo by Nora Bernhardt
Male Pileated Woodpecker with chicks on dead oak tree snag


Thank you to the judge of Photo Contest 2020!

Kim Hubbard
Kim Hubbard is the photo editor for the National Wildlife Federation. Previous work includes 10+ years as the photo editor for Audubon, five years as a Senior Photo Editor for National Geographic, and one year (the last) as a photo editor at the White House for the Obama Administration.

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