Thank you to all of the people who submitted entries into the EIC's Pollinator Photo Contest! A total of 139 photos were submitted for consideration. These included pictures of pollinators from throughout Michigan, other states, such as Wisconsin, Virginia, and South Dakota, and even ones from other countries, including Finland, Germany, and Lebanon. 

Center staff reviewed and discussed the merits of each photo. After several rounds of deliberations, winners were selected in each of three contest categories. The winning photos are:

  1. Pollinators Up-Close - Bee & Flower submitted by Thomas Kliber
  2. Pollinator-Flower Interactions - Skippers in Summer Sunlight by Antonio Ortiz
  3. Pollinator Landscapes - Community Organic Garden Beauty by Geoffrey Dickenson

Each winner will receive a bottle of maple syrup made from the campus sugar maple forest, along with a jar of wildflower honey produced in the campus beehives at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Congratulations!

Enjoy this short video montage of some of the best pollinator contest photos.

The Joy of Pollinators
The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee.
Emily Dickinson
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