Community Bulletin Board – June 14, 2010

Whoops! It’s Monday, already! It seems all of us here at the NBN are getting caught up in life, riding the frontwave of the flood of spring abundance. But that’s okay, because I know you all are, too. Well, okay, right now you’re sitting at your computer reading this post – but as soon as you’re done, get out and go enjoy nature!

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Web events and places of interest

Tania at ArtPlantae hosts a Feature Artist every month. June’s artist is Robin Brickman, a natural science illustrator who creates amazingly realistic paper sculptures to illustrate children’s books and to teach biology. Some of her creations are absolutely stunning, you won’t believe they’re made completely from paper. You won’t want to miss the interview with Robin over at ArtPlantae.

Nature Tours and Retreats

Attention nature writers! (That includes every one of our 1122 members, by the way.) The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a small nonprofit operating a writers’ residency program. Nestled on a beautiful bend in the road known as Dairy Hollow, the Colony hosts more than 50 established and emerging writers a year for residencies that vary in length from one week to three months. They are currently offering the Moondancer Fellowship, a grant covering the costs of a full 4-week (or two 2-week) residency for writing about nature and the outdoors. Applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2010that’s tomorrow! – in order to be considered, or may also be submitted online or by email by the same date. You can find out more about the writers’ residency here, and information on the fellowship can be found here.

Contests and Promotions

Amber of Birder’s Lounge is continuing her photo ID challenge for 2010 under the name Challenge for Charity. Try your hand at identifying a series of photos; the person with the most correct receives a $10 donation to the charity of their choice.