Community Bulletin Board – May 2, 2010

We’re starting to approach spring festivals and other celebrations of nature. If you know of an event in your area, please send it in so we can share it with other bloggers!

Don’t be shy! If you have contests or promotions, want to share a new project you’re involved in, share a cause you believe in, have items you wish to sell, want to solicit feedback from the NBN community, or anything else that might be of interest to our members, don’t hesitate to email me!

Submissions can be sent to canadianowlet [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line “NBN Bulletin Board”. Don’t forget to include your blog’s name and URL. The weekly board will be posted every Sunday.

Festivals and Events

Alan of Birds ‘N Such shares with us the Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival which, despite its name, is actually a great deal of fun. Although a small festival, it’s been growing in numbers and popularity each year, and is a great opportunity to see a wide variety of birds. It runs from May 6-8 (that’s THIS Thurs-Sat!), at the height of songbird migration. There will be bird banding demonstrations, guided bird walks, workshops, talks, exhibits, and family activities such as nature crafts. If you’ll be in southeastern Virginia be sure to check this one out. For more information, feel free to contact Alan at his blog or alan DOT pulley AT gmail DOT com, or check out the festival brochure (more on the Great Dismal Swamp itself 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.

Every Thursday, Kate of Adventures of a Free Range Urban Primate hosts a Life Photo meme, a chance for nature blogs to link and share images and posts on a variety of different themes celebrating the diversity of life. Submitting your link is quick and easy, and the submission form will always be included in the Thursday post. For examples from previous weeks, click here; for a list of 2010 themes by week, click here.