MONARCH MADNESS by Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent

MONARCH MADNESS BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL PHOTO CONTEST

The Panhandle Butterfly house is pleased to announce its first Monarch Madness Photo Contest. In celebration of the annual monarch butterfly migration through our area, the PBH will hold its 4th Annual Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival on Oct. 8-9.

A new feature is a photo contest. Photos of butterflies, larvae, pupae and/or butterfly eggs may be submitted from Aug. 21 through Sept. 20. The contest is open to all photographers, professional and amateur.

There are five entry categories: professional adult, amateur adult and students (ages 6-10, 11-14 and 15-18). There will be two grand prize winners and five runners-up. Grand prize winners (one adult and one student) will receive $50 in PBH merchandise, and runners-up (one in each of the five categories) will receive $25 in PBH merchandise.

Awards will be presented and photos displayed at the Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival.

For more information, visit www.panhandlebutterflyhouse.org , e-mail webmaster@panhandlebutterflyhouse.org or call 623-3868.

The Panhandle Butterfly House is at the foot fo the Navarre Bridge on US Highway 98 (8581 Navarre Parkway in Navarre).

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