Winning wildlife pictures unveiled

4 of the winning snaps in Worcestershire Wildlife Trust 2015 calendar feature scenes clicked in either Droitwich or Bromsgrove. 12 snaps were chosen from the two hundred and fifty that were submitted by fifty photographers. The one used for the month of June, of a fox in Bromsgrove, was clicked by Greg Coyne as well as a magpie clicked at Upton Warren Nature Reserve is selected image for the month of July. That was clicked by Pete Walkden from South Birmingham.

A photograph by Droitwich's Julie Hunt's of a swallow in the Spa is on the page of August. November's snap of porcelain fungus at the Piper’s Hill as well as Dodderhill Commons nature reserve was snapped by Barbara Hunt. In 2014, Jason Curtis, who was the overall winner of the contest 2 times, and now runs nature photography programs with the trust, served the judge in this year's competition.

WWT's communications manager Wendy Carter told that they had been overwhelmed with the standard of snaps and added it was more and more tough to select the winners every year. Wendy stated that it just goes to show how inspiring and important our wildlife, nature and environment are to people. What is even more exciting is that lots of the entries were taken in people’s gardens revealing just how important for wildlife these little patches they call their own are. People could really do something to serve wildlife in people's garden from planting nectar rich plants to feeding birds.