Some like flowers, some like trees,
Some like beetles, some like bees,
Some like birds, some like bugs,
Some like animals, but none like slugs.
So here are the rules. Choose a body of water—it can be a lake, a pond, a stream, a swamp—and write a fun story about your observations for a week. Whether it is butterflies and wildflowers that delight you, or reptiles and amphibians, dragonflies or birds, rabbits, coons, mink, or fish, here is your chance to tell us about it. You are invited to draw illustrations or take photos. You can even set up a trail camera to see what happens when you are gone, if you wish.
We like to give awards, and we like to give surprises. As I write this, I do not know what all awards we may choose to give for the Water Workshop. But let’s at least establish a grand prize that will go to someone.
Grand prize: Winner’s choice of a Vortex Crossfire binocular, Celestron microscope, or a Night Eyes twin-beam headlight.
Choose a week between now and May 21, 2022, for your observations. Send your story (and optional illustrations) by May 31, 2022, to:
Water Workshop, Nature Friend
4253 Woodcock Lane, Dayton, VA 22821
Email us at WaterWorkshop at naturefriendmagazine dot com
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(.doc, .docx, .pdf, and high resolution jpeg art/photos)
Include your names, ages of children, address, and subscriber number (above name on mailing label).
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