EDIT: we are currently monitoring the newest provincial COVID-19 measures and this contest may be affected. We will update this post as needed.
Please wear amask when you walk through the garden, even though it is outside. Bring your camera along as you walk through for exercise and fresh air. Stay at least two metres apart and do not congregate with others from outside your household.The current guidelines restrict outdoor gatherings to fewer than five people. If there are already five visitors in the garden, please visit another time instead. Currently, the Hamilton Conservation Authority remains open with similar guidelines.
This year only, the Urquhart Butterfly Garden and the Hamilton Conservation Authority invite you to participate in a special Winter Photo Contest at the garden and Canal Park!
Please read the following carefully, as it is a little different than the summer photo contest. Photos must be taken between January 15, 2021 through April 15, 2021. As this contest is in partnership with the Hamilton Conservation Authority, it also includes Canal Park. See the map below for the approximate contest boundary.
Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on April 15. Good luck!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Urquhart Butterfly Garden Photo Contest! A big thank you to the judges for their time and thoughtful decisions. The judges send their heartfelt congratulations to the winners.
Most of the work on the Photo Contest has been done by Carolyn Zanchetta, who many of you will have seen working away at the Garden. Thank you, Carolyn.
It was wonderful to see how many people took part in this contest, appreciated the Garden, and learned what treasures can be seen.
Congratulations to the Winners and and thank you to all the contestants – we loved all your photos! Click any photo below to begin a slideshow.
Below are all the entries for the 2020 contest. With hundreds of beautiful entries, it was a difficult decision for the judges. Thanks to all for participating and sharing your unique experiences in the Garden. Click any photo to enter a slideshow and see photographer and species details.