The winning photographs of the 2013 Photography Contest were announced at the Margaret Dennison Nature Walks in September. Now the winners are listed here with links to our gallery of all photographs that were submitted to the contest. Congratulations to the prize winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the contest.
The announcement of the winners of the Photography Contest also gives us an opportunity to debut a new feature on the Forest Foundation website. The site now has a browsable/searchable gallery of photographs relating to the State Forest. Photographs are arranged into various categories and albums, including plants, animals, scenery, and forest activities.
The gallery is open for browsing by anyone. You also are invited to contirbute your own photographs to the gallery, although you will need to register before you can actually upload any images. Registration is simple and free. It merely provides a way for you to retain some control over your own submissions and to edit any descriptions or other information you may provide with your photographs. If you want to know more, you may send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org
As you walk along Davis Creek Trail in the Kanawha State Forest, you can be transported from the day to day turmoil of the world to tranquility. You hear the creek gurgling, you hear the birds chirping, you see the wildflowers, you smell the earth, and you breathe in the forest air. Such a special place so near Charleston.
What defines West Virginia for many of us is our mountains and our forests. You may be stirred to these thoughts in Kanawha State Forest - this microcosm of the great ancient beautiful Appalachian forests of the East. It is love of the forest that motivates the members of the Kanawha State Forest Foundation.