DEEP: Discover Outdoor CT

Discover Outdoor Connecticut

 
The DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources held Discover Outdoor Connecticut Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin.
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun-filled event that explored Connecticut's fish and wildlife resources and legacy of outdoor traditions, with live animals, demonstrations, archery, fish casting, fly tying, shooting clays, kid's activities, outdoor skills, a photo contest, and more.
 
 
Discover Outdoor Connecticut Photo Contest
 
The DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources recently held its first Discover Outdoor Connecticut Photo Contest. Photographers were invited to submit photos taken in Connecticut in four categories: Wildlife, Scenic (including flora), People Enjoying the Outdoors, and Youth (ages 15 and younger). Over 330 photographs were received. Judging was extremely difficult due to the number of high-quality images submitted for the contest.
 
All of the photographs, including the winning entries, were on display during Discover Outdoor Connecticut Day on September 22, 2018, at the Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin. A steady stream of event participants viewed the photos and were asked to vote on one photo to receive a “People’s Choice” Award. The photo contest was well received by the contest entrants and also by the attendees at Discover Outdoor Connecticut Day.
 
Winners received various prizes and ribbons, which were donated by the non-profit volunteer group, Friends of Sessions Woods. Winning photographs will also be featured in an upcoming issue of the Bureau of Natural Resources’ bimonthly magazine, Connecticut Wildlife. View the winning photos below.
Wildlife
1st Place
 
Snowy Egrets
Bill Canosa
Branford 
{First Place Wildlife Snowy Egrets}  
Wildlife
2nd Place
 
Bobcat
Matt Balnis
Middlebury
 
{Second Place Wildlife Bobcat}
 
Wildlife
3rd Place
 
Dragonfly
Ali Parkes
Bolton
 
{Third Place Wildlife Dragonfly}  
Scenic
1st Place
 
Milky Way Over Harkness
Jim Wheeler
Franklin
 
{First Place Scenic Milky Way}  
Scenic
2nd Place
 
Gnarly Elder
Kristen L. Fallon
Bloomfield
 
{Second Place Scenic Gnarly Elder}  
 
Scenic
3rd Place
 
Meig's Point 2018
J. G. Coleman
Wolcott
{Third Place Scenic Meig}  
 
People in the Outdoors
1st Place
 
Chauncey Peak
Joel N. Lohr
Hartford
{First Place People Chauncey Peak}  
People in the Outdoors
2nd Place (Tie)
 
Into the Fog
Donna Kern
Hamden
 
{Second Place Tie People Fog}  
People in the Outdoors
2nd Place (Tie)
 
Kristin's Daisies
Suzanne Kuenzig
Mansfield
 
  {Second Place Tie People Daisies}
 
Youth
1st Place
 
Barn in the Snow
Claribel Connor
Woodstock
{First Place Youth Barn in Snow}  
 
Youth
2nd Place
 
Grounded
Sabrina Lloyd-Taylor
Bristol
{Second Place Youth Grounded}  
Youth
3rd Place
 
Waterfall at Hopriver Linear
Kyle Galvin
Burlington
 
{Third Place Youth Waterfall}  
People's Choice
(Voted on by attendees to Discover Outdoor Connecticut Day)
 
Fox Kit
John Chevalier
New Hartford
 
{People}  
 
 
Content last updated on September 27, 2018.