See winning nature photos
The winners have been announced in this year’s Juried Print Competition sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Triangle Carolinas Nature Photography Association.
The prints will be on display at the Raleigh arboretum until Oct. 2.
The winners in the adult category include Robert Starkenburg, who took best in show for his photo, “Black Eyed Susans;” Chris Adamczyk, who took first place for “Winter Dusting”; Tom Poston, who took third place for “The Answer My Friend”; and Cindy Berry, who took third place for “JCRA Waterlily” (shown).
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The youth winner was Rae Stevenson, who won best in show for “Purple Buds” photo.
The arboretum is at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh.
Info: 919-513-7005, jcra.ncsu.edu
Exhibit of flower photography
The N.C. Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill is hosting a nature photography exhibit, “Native Flowers: Gifts of Pollinators,” by John Pringle.
Pringle, a former financial economist at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, has spent the last decade taking digital photographs. For more information: pringleimages.com.
This collection features more than 30 photographs of native flowers of the Southeastern United States and some of their pollinators, including insects and birds. The photographs were taken in Pringle’s Chapel Hill garden or in Transylvania County, N.C.
The exhibit will be Sept. 1-Nov. 1 at the DeBerry Gallery, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill.
This exhibit is in conjunction with “Saving Our Pollinators,” a four-month series of events and programs highlighting the crucial need for and current plight of pollinators. The series culminates with the garden’s annual native fall plant sale on Oct. 2-3.
$10 class on backyard birding
Atlantic Avenue Orchid and Garden Center has an upcoming backyard birding class on how to clean up your garden and make it habitable to our feathered friends. The class is at 10 a.m. Oct. 3. The description says: “We’ll talk about what to get rid of and what to keep as well as how to clean our nesting boxes and what to provide for our birds to last them through the winter.”
It costs $10 per person.
The garden center is 5217 Atlantic Ave, Raleigh, 919-878-8877
Register online: atlanticavenuegarden.com