A PICTURE of a common carder bee by Inkberrow photographer Rosemary Morris is featured in the 2018 Worcestershire Wildlife Trust calendar.
Rosemary’s snap, taken in her garden, has been chosen to represent July in the popular calendar.
It also features scarce butterflies, frosty landscapes, rare weevils and an autumnal nuthatch as well as Rosemary’s buzzing bumblebee among the 12 images chosen by WWT.
Wendy Carter, organiser of the competition for the Trust, said: “We had a fantastic response to this year’s competition with more than 330 images entered by 60 photographers and we’d like to thank everyone who entered.
“Judging so many fabulous entries was really hard but we think we’ve got another beautiful calendar that really does show Worcestershire at its best whilst also celebrating the talent of our local photographers.”
The annual competition runs from November to April each year and is open to any photographer taking images of wildlife and wildlife-friendly places across Worcestershire.
Staff at the Trust are helped in their judging by Jason Curtis of Wild about Wildlife Photography and Pete Walkden of Pete Walkden Photography, both local wildlife photographers and previous winners of the competition.
The winning images appear as full A4 pages in the conservation charity’s 2018 calendar with a further 20 photographers having their images appear as smaller insets.
The calendar is available to buy from the Trust’s offices or online shop now at £7 each. All proceeds will directly benefit the work of the Trust to protect Worcestershire’s wildlife and wild places.