Photo competition - #OurBiodiverseCity
For our very first Instagram competition, we asked you to connect with nature by taking a photo in Hobsons Bay of your favourite native plant or native animal. You then had to upload the photo with the hashtags #OurBiodiverseCity and #WED2017. Well, we received 65 entries... and from those 65, our conservation team shortlisted the ten finalists below.
So who won? Well, the two winners were announced at Council's World Environment Day celebrations on 5 June at Scienceworks Spotswood - and a third prize was awarded to a "people's choice". Find out the winners, who each received $100 gift vouchers for the Newport Lakes Native Nursery, by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
ABOVE: (clockwise from top left): Andrew Thornton's grumpy tawny frogmouth at Newport Lakes; Len Towerzey's kingfisher munching on a skink at Kororoit Creek; a sawtooth banksia and grapevine moth from Ange Sutherland; and a reverent view of an ironbark from Kelly Gula
ABOVE: (clockwise from top left): a brush with a brushtail possum from Ange Sutherland; a little eagle perched up high and a blue-tongue lizard down low from Andrew Thornton; the flower head of a Banksia praemorsa from Allan Williams; and a little egret flying high courtesy of Madelyn Nunn
And the winners are...