Thank you to all that participated in the Solitary Bee Art Contest! We had a blast looking at all the submissions, and continue to be impressed with the amount of time and creativity that went into the artwork.

To claim prizes for 1st and 2nd place, please follow the instructions sent to the email you provided when submitting your artwork. 

Pre K - Kindergarten Winners

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1st Place: Avery Skehen TK
1st Place: Avery Skehen TK

"This is a Silver Bee flying to a figwort flower. Silver Bees like figwort flowers. They dig and they lay only one egg."

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2nd Place: Sondre Ennis TK
2nd Place: Sondre Ennis TK

"Anthidium palliventre only live on sand dunes and their long hairs allow them to dig in sand."

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1st Place: Avery Skehen TK
1st Place: Avery Skehen TK

"This is a Silver Bee flying to a figwort flower. Silver Bees like figwort flowers. They dig and they lay only one egg."

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1st - 3rd Grade Winners

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1st Place: Ayla Dunn 2nd Grade
1st Place: Ayla Dunn 2nd Grade

"Lasioglossum pavonotum is polylectic. This means it collects pollen from a variety of unrelated plants."

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2nd Place: Phoebe Rogers 2nd grade
2nd Place: Phoebe Rogers 2nd grade

"This blue orchard bee is shy."

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1st Place: Ayla Dunn 2nd Grade
1st Place: Ayla Dunn 2nd Grade

"Lasioglossum pavonotum is polylectic. This means it collects pollen from a variety of unrelated plants."

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4th-6th Grade Winners

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First Place: Belysia Sanchez 6th Grade
First Place: Belysia Sanchez 6th Grade

"Solitary bees do not live in colonies, produce honey, or have a queen."

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2nd Place: Jadyn Dunn 4th Grade
2nd Place: Jadyn Dunn 4th Grade

"Lassioglossum pavonatum nest in walls of sand."

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First Place: Belysia Sanchez 6th Grade
First Place: Belysia Sanchez 6th Grade

"Solitary bees do not live in colonies, produce honey, or have a queen."

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Adult Winners

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1st Place: Veronica Pedraza Age 24
1st Place: Veronica Pedraza Age 24

"Magachile wheeleri Asteraceae"

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2nd Place: Mary Ellen Stuart Age 69
2nd Place: Mary Ellen Stuart Age 69

"Solitary Bees have no colony or hive and no stored resources. They live in nests made by the female. The bee pictured is a wool carder bee. The female of this species gathers beach buckwheat hair to make her nest."

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1st Place: Veronica Pedraza Age 24
1st Place: Veronica Pedraza Age 24

"Magachile wheeleri Asteraceae"

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Honorary Mentions

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Solitary Bee Art Contest