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Worcestershire Wildlife Trust photo contest winners
A kingfisher at Feckenham by Peter Preece
A kingfisher at Feckenham by Peter Preece

A photography competition, run by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, has attracted 170 entries.

Local photographers were asked to submit shots reflecting the diversity of countryside and wildlife around Worcestershire.

Wendy Carter, from the Trust, said: "We were really impressed with the incredibly high standard of (the) photographs."

The winning photographs will feature in the Trust's 2011 calendar.

The calendars are currently in production and will be available to buy on Bluebell Sunday at the Knapp and Papermill on Sunday, 25 April and Tiddesley Wood Open Day on Sunday, 2 May.

Foxes sparring at Upton Warren in Worcestershire by Stuart Andrews
Foxes sparring at Upton Warren in Worcestershire by Stuart Andrews

Alternatively they can be bought from Lower Smite Farm in person or from Laura on 01905 754919 or from late April.

Wendy Carter, who is communications manager for the Trust, said: "Choosing just 12 was so difficult we've even made room in the calendar for some of the runners up.

"It's great that many of us throughout our county enjoy our beautiful countryside so much.

"Our calendar will hopefully inspire even more people to get out and make the most of Worcestershire's natural environment."


Poppies at Blackstone, by Justin Heath
Poppies at Blackstone, photographed by Justin Heath

The 12 winners are:

  • Peter Preece from Studley.
  • Ruth Bourne from Droitwich.
  • Pauline Homer from Stourbridge.
  • Martin Wells from Bromsgrove.
  • Paul Lane from Worcester.
  • Roger Blandford from Worcester.
  • Justin Heath from Bewdley.
  • Bob Tunstall from Worcester.
  • Barry Green from Bromsgrove.
  • Les Clarke from Malvern.
  • Mark Hancox from Hartlebury.
  • Stuart Andrews from Bromsgrove.

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