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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Goldfinch Feeding Baby on Queen Anne's Lace

My husband maintains a CRP Strip between an Alfalfa field and a woods that has a diverse population of both wild grasses (that some would call weeds) and wildlife. After the Queen Anne's Lace blooms, it folds up into a seed head that the Goldfinches and Orioles love to eat and feed their juveniles just learning to fend for themselves. I love to pull up a lawn chair in the evenings when the setting sun illuminates the activity in this area. If I'm lucky and quick enough, I can capture some special moments like this!

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Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Lynn Johnson