Maplewood Nature Calendar available

“Great Egret Ruffling After the Rain,” by John Zakeij is the cover photo for the 2015 Maplewood Nature calendar published by the Friends of Maplewood Nature, a nonprofit group, for the benefit of nature center programs and preservation.
“Great Egret Ruffling After the Rain,” by John Zakeij is the cover photo for the 2015 Maplewood Nature calendar published by the Friends of Maplewood Nature, a nonprofit group, for the benefit of nature center programs and preservation. (submitted photo)
nother winning photo of Zakeij’s, “Great Horned Owlet Tests New Wings,” highlights the burly strength of the bird, even at fledgling age.
Another winning photo of Zakeij’s, “Great Horned Owlet Tests New Wings,” highlights the burly strength of the bird, even at fledgling age. (submitted photo)

The Friends of Maplewood Nature offer the seventh annual product of a photography competition that concentrates on Maplewood’s nature center and preserves: the “Friends of Maplewood Nature 2015” calendar.

For the contest, photographers submitted photos taken at the nature center or one of Maplewood’s fourteen Neighborhood Preserves. Other contest winners include Valerie Erickson, Myra Smisek, Dipankar Ghosh, Vicky Sarner, Jean Zoch, James Holmes, Karen Fenton, Michelle Barris, and Mary Selby.

To view this calendar and pick up an order form, people can visit the Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 E. 7th St., Maplewood, or go to www.ci.maplewood.mn.us/nc. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar are used to support programming for the Maplewood Nature Center. As supporters, the Friends have raised funds this past year to purchase a projector for the nature center, supported bussing scholarships for school transportation to nature center programs,

co-sponsored a winter speaker on climate change at the Maplewood Library, provided scholarships for the Minnesota Master Naturalist program at the nature center, and more. For more on the group, go to www.maplewoodnature.blogspot.com.
 

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