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Mystery Solved! Our last issue featured a photo of Branch Brook Park of unknown origin from a 2017 member outing. Nancy Langer identified the photo as one of hers.

The Sierra Club NYC Group is sponsoring its Sustainability Series via Zoom and makes recordings available on the web. See http://nyc.sierraclub.org for more details. Schedule (subject to change):

February 10: NYC De-Carbonizing Transportation, Housing, Construction
March 10: Pollinators, Pesticides, and Protections
April 14: 51st Earth Day – Global Assessments

The publication The Guardian has posted the winning photos from Britain’s Nature Photographer of the Year contests. The overall winner of the Nature Photographer of the Year, Roberto Marchegiani portrays the movements of a giraffe in Nakuru National Park, Kenya. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Sergey Gorshkov, catches an Amur Tiger hugging a tree in Siberia’s Land of the Leopard National Park.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2020/dec/24/nature-photographer-of-the-year-2020-the-winners

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/oct/14/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2020-winners-in-pictures

The California Academy of Sciences launched its 2021 “Big Picture” Competition, accepting entries through March 1. Take a look at the 2020 winners here: https://www.bigpicturecompetition.org/2020-winners

The National Wildlife Federation’s annual photography contest winners can be viewed here. The 2021 contest opens on January 15: https://www.nwf.org/Magazines/National-Wildlife/2021/Dec-Jan/PhotoZone/2020-Winners

The Audubon Society’s “Great Backyard Bird Count” 2020 Photo Contest winners can be viewed at https://www.birdcount.org/learn/photos/ and the next count takes place from Feburary 12-15.

The North American Nature Photography Association will be holding its annual summit in “virtual” mode, April 29-30, 2021: http://www.naturephotographysummit.com

We are deeply sadddened to hear of the passing of long-standing member John Wazeter, on January 15. Over the many years John was a member, he chaired the group twice, arranged for speakers, and led numerous field trips to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. We extend our deepest condolences to John’s wife, Miriam, his sister Maria Wazeter Robinson, and their extended family.

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