Nature and Environment Feature 35,000 or less Circulation
Arkansas Life, “The Naturalist” by David Priest
Informative, unexpected, well-realized.
Oklahoma Today, “Whatever Happened to the Horny Toad?” by Chad Love
Well organized and well written, with some nice surprises. (Toads with tiny backpacks—who knew?)
Wyoming Wildlife, “Taking the High Road” by Christina Schmidt Shorma
Award of Merit
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Wild About Moose” by Ron Joseph
Informative, well-written, and service-y. Also answers an important question: What is the plural of moose?
albemarle: Living in Jefferson’s Virginia, “Venomous Snakes In Virginia” by Eden Weathersby and Jack Looney
Delaware Beach Life, “Saving a Salt Marsh” by Lynn R. Parks, Kevin Fleming, Carolyn Watson, Terry Plowman, Alissa Rosenstein, Tessa Lingo, Terry Plowman, Tom Kavanagh, and Marimar McNaughton
Kansas!, “Flint Hills as Muse” by Michelle Leivan, Judith Mackey, Louis Copt, Beverly Dodge Radefeld, Michael Duane, Zak Barnes, Shelly Bryant, Andrea Etzel, and Nathan Pettengill
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Bringing Back the Peregrines” by Donna Gold
Missouri Life, “On a Wing and a Prayer” by Brandon Butler
Mountain Home, “Hero at the Headwaters” by Dave Wonderlich
Wyoming Wildlife, “Docile but Deadly” by Christina Schmidt Shorma