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August 2021, From the Editor’s Quill: Wildflower Adventures

by | Aug 26, 2021 | 0 comments

Wildflower adventures—some of you certainly took them. By absorbing nature—the birds, the flowers, the butterflies, the turtles, the snakes—with your family and friends, your lives were enriched. Thank you to each one who participated in this little contest. It was pleasant to read your stories and see your photos.


We promised there will be some awards. This time the awards will be cash. Grand prize $100, 1st place $75, 2nd place $50, and 3rd place $25.

Photo © Maria Carver, Abbotsford, BC


More stories arrived after the deadline. We have not reviewed them yet, but some of them hold promise, from a glance at arm’s length. We may publish more of your stories in upcoming issues—possibly next spring when the flowers are more in season.


Some more activities soon to take place in nature include bird, monarch, and dragonfly migrations. Perhaps you and your family/friends can use these as another opportunity to get out and observe nature.

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