Arbor Day poster 2018 from NYS DEC

Artwork sought for New York State Arbor Day poster; deadline is Dec. 31

  Each year the public is invited to submit photography and/or artwork to be considered for the New York State Arbor Day Poster. It’s a longtime tradition and posters have become collector’s items for many. There will be 100,000 posters printed for distribution to 3,500 New York State schools, at the New York State Fair and at other venues. The winning artist will be honored at the annual state Arbor Day celebration. The deadline is Dec. 31. To submit your…

Send us your photos!

by Connie Oswald Stofko You can share your favorite photos of your garden by sending them to us for the Your Photos page. You might have an overall view of your landscape, a closeup of a blossom or a great project you have completed. To share your wonderful photos with other gardeners, include them as an attachment to an email and send them to me at connie@buffalo-niagaragardening.com. Please include some information about what we see in the photo so that…

flower photo courtesy Jamestown Audubon

Deadlines approaching in Audubon, Pfeiffer photo contests

The deadline to submit photos for the Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2017 Nature Photography Contest is Friday, June 30. The Pfeiffer Nature Center is holding a new four-seasons photo contest, and the deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 15. Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2017 Nature Photography Contest The deadline to submit photos for the Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2017 Nature Photography Contest is Friday, June 30. Now in its seventh year, the competition is designed to encourage anyone who enjoys doing photography –…

photo of ferns

Photo contests: Audubon names winners; Botanical Gardens adds Selfie category

See the winners in one local photo contest and get set to enter your photos in another. The Audubon Nature Center in Jamestown has posted the winners in its 2016 Nature Photography Contest- stunning! The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has added a new category, Best Selfie, in its digital photo contest this year, and you have until Dec. 31 to enter. Audubon Nature Center Check out the images of the winners and runners-up in the photo contest of the…

Plein Air Day at Mischler's Florist

Artists: Work outdoors during Plein Air Day at Mischler’s

You can paint, draw, photograph or just observe artists as they interpret the beauty of flowers through art during Plein Air Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. The event is free and no registration is necessary. “En plein air”  is a French expression that means “in the open air” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Artists can set up their easels and…

poppies

New category added to Audubon nature photo contest; deadline is June 30

A new category has been added to the Audubon Nature Center’s Nature Photography Contest: photos taken in the building or on the grounds that exemplify the nature center experience. The contest is open to everyone from beginners to professionals. The deadline to enter is June 30. “Part of our mission is to connect people with nature,” said Jennifer Schlick, nature center program director and contest coordinator. “The photo contest helps us fulfill that mission in two ways: The photographer connects with…

2015 poster for Samuel Capen Garden Walk

Submit your artwork for a chance at a $100 prize for the Capen Garden Walk 2016

Submissions of original artwork for use on posters for the 2016 Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk are being sought. The poster art contest is being held by the University Heights Arts Association (UHAA), which will jury the competition. It is free to enter your artwork and a prize of $100 will be awarded for first place. Additional prizes will be awarded to the second and third place winners. Anyone may enter. The theme for this year’s competition is “The Beauty in…

"Happy Trails" Lancaster Garden Club ECF winner

Show off your garden by sharing your photos on our Your Photos page

Do you have a garden you would like to show off? We have a page, the Your Photos page, dedicated to sharing photos from local gardeners of Western New York. Email us your photos and let other gardeners know what you have been doing. Some photos you can see are birds building their home, a butterfly relaxing on a flower, quirky finds in the garden and activities of garden clubs. Gardener or not, you are more than welcome to send us your…

bird getting drop of water

Spectacular photos won prizes in Jamestown Audubon contest

Amazing nature shots from around the world were entered in the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center’s 2015 Nature Photography Contest. All winners received a $100 prize. You can see the winning photos here. The photographs are also on exhibit at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA. The building, with its collection of live animals, interactive exhibits and Blue Heron Gift Shop, is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and…

Plein Air Day at Mischler's Florist

Artists: Plein Air Day at Mischler’s set for July 11

Painters and other artists can get inspiration from the outdoor flowers during Plein Air Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. The event is free and no registration is necessary. “En plein air”  is a French expression that means “in the open air” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Artists can set up their easels and draw with natural sunlight on their subjects. Many…