Toad in the Hole

June 10, 2005

Friday Science For Fun & Profit Blogging

I just got this announcement from the California Invasive Plants Council (formerly the California Exotic Pest Plants Council).

The 2nd Annual Cal-IPC Photo Contest!

Got an Arundo infestation you just can't describe? A thistle flower bigger than your head? Now's your chance to show it off...

Photos will be accepted in the following categories (just a tip, let us know which category your photo belongs in):

Best weed impacts photos
Best weed workers photos
Best landscape infestation photos
Best specimen photos
Best weed humor photos (remember Peter Connors' hungry iceplant?)

Last year, John Knapp of the Catalina Island Conservancy took home an awful lot of the prizes -- anyone out there want to give him a run for his money this time around?

While we recognize that the admiration of your weed-battling colleagues is prize enough, we've got other goodies for those who take 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, too.

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2005

Winning photos will be chosen by the Cal-IPC Board in time to show them off at the Symposium in Chico, this October.

How to Enter:

Digital photos preferred, email them to Elizabeth at

- Or -

Send a CD to:
Cal-IPC Photos
1442-A Walnut Street #462
Berkeley, CA 94709

Don't forget to check out last year's winners in the Cal-IPC News (volume 12 Fall/Winter 2004 issue).

Submit as many photos as you'd like; they don't need to be new or unpublished.
Photo authors retain copyright, however Cal-IPC reserves the right to use submitted photos in publications, on the Cal-IPC website, and in other outreach materials.

Elizabeth Brusati, Ph.D, Project Manager
California Invasive Plant Council

Posted at June 10, 2005 05:05 PM