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(VH) Texas Master Naturalist Aquatic Plant Photo Submission Contest

May 1 - September 30

Project:  Texas Master Naturalist Aquatic Plant Photo Submission Contest

Dates:  May 1 – September 30, 2021

Work Plan: 

Project Background 

Submitting photos to this project means you agree with the use of these photos in educational materials including but not limited to: online courses, programs, social media, AquaPlant, and publications.

Photo Submission Minimum Requirements

  • Photos must be taken and submitted between May 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021
  • Must be an aquatic plant, identified as an obligate wetland species.
  • USDA definition and list found here 
  • Must meet the criteria for quality plant photos (see *Best Practices for Quality Plant Photos)
  • Photo must be easily identifiable (no pixelated or blurry photos)

Click here for Guide for 2021 TMN Aquatic Plant Photo Submission including *Best Practices for Quality Plant Photos.

Project Contest

This year to spice things up and make this project competitive, we will be having a contest between TMN Chapters AND individuals.

The TMN Chapter with the highest number of species will receive a set of field guides including:

  • Wetland Plants of Texas: A complete guide to the wetland and aquatic plants of the Lone Star State, Volume 1: Ferns, Fern Allies, Conifers, Monocots
    Steven W. Chadde | ISBN: 978-1479373642

 

  • Wetland Plants of Texas: A complete guide to the wetland and aquatic plants of the Lone Star State, Volume 2: Dicots Steven W. Chadde | ISBN: 978-1479383917

 

  • Grasses, Sedges, Rushes: An Identification Guide
    Lauren Brown and Ted Elliman | ISBN: 978-0-300-23677-4

The top three individuals with the highest number of species will receive a 5 x 7 canvas print of one of their submitted photos, of their choosing.

Contact:  Cynthia G. Sechrest, Project Coordinator
Chrysanthesechrest@gmail.com

Logging VH:  Report your time using the code “TMN Virtual Volunteer Service Fair” along with an explanation of what you did for the project.  Please note, there is a 12-hour limit per day on logging any combination of VH/AT.

 

Linda Nixon
Communications Director
Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter