Okies for Monarch’s Earth Week Photo Contest encouraged pals of pollinators to share their pictures for a chance to win one of five pollinator prize packs. Pollinator prize packs included pollinator seed mix, a monarch decoration and a bag of Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden Zoo Poo compost. Each day of the week, we shared a new photo topic and we received more than 70 entries.
Congratulations to the 2021 Earth Day
Photo Contest winners!
Milkweed Monday submitted by Katherine McRae of Norman, OK
"I took this photo in Norman, OK at her home garden on Sept. 26, 2020. We've been gardening for a while and had a large patch of king salvia which were enjoyed by bees and butterflies. In spring of 2020, we established a pollinator garden in an area which became available after we removed a diseased maple tree. We transplanted the salvia, planted milkweed and enjoyed lots of bees, butterflies, humming birds and even wasps. We were very excited to have monarch chrysallis. We've added more native plants and hope to attract even more monarchs this year. Milkweed is my favorite pollinator plant since it's used by monarchs as a food source and for reproduction. As a native Oklahoman, I've always enjoyed seeing them as they migrate, especially in the fall. I remember times when there were virtually swarms of them, and it's sad to see the decline in numbers. So I'm very happy to help contribute to their survival and encourage others to do the same." - Katherine McRaie
Terrific Gardens at Home Tuesday submitted by Jessica Nelson of Oklahoma City
Wildflower Wednesday submitted by Stephanie Jordan of Oklahoma City
Family Friday submitted by Sheena Johnson of Duncan, OK
That’s my daughter, Blaine! Her favorite part is releasing them .