2012-03-22 / Outdoors

Environmental Lab photo contest winners announced

The Environmental Education Laboratory has announced the winners of its first photo contest. First prize went to Marilyn Ziegler of Elgin, Ill., for her “Blooming Essence Exposed” photo of a wild iris.

Second prize was awarded to Laurie Schnurer of Manistique. Her shot, “Walk in the Woods,” featured a couple strolling arm-inarm on one of the lab’s boardwalk paths.

Prizes will be awarded later this spring.

Doug Smith, chair of the EEL board, said, “Hunters, conservationists, birders and outdoor recreationists are encouraged to bring their cameras along anytime they visit the lab. We hope to continue this contest in the future and look forward to adding pictures of all the nature and activities at the Environ- mental Education Laboratory.”

Open to the public year-round, the lab is located about three miles east of Manistique just north of US 2, off River Road, on Krummich Road. The laboratory covers about two miles of forested walking trails that wind through 80 acres of diverse landscape.

Admission is free. The laboratory is supported by volunteers and donations from individuals, organizations and businesses.

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