Peeper portrait

By Ryan GarvinRyan Garvin

Among the 20 finalists chosen last week in Piedmont Environmental Council’s annual photo contest (online at is “Peeper on Lichen,” shot by 17-year-old Ryan Garvin of Sperryville, an enthusiastic naturalist with interests in mycology, amphibians and birds. Garvin’s photo of a spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) is one of five finalists in the Youth category; there are also Beautiful Landscapes, Farms or Food and Native Plants & Wildlife categories. If you haven’t already tired of the concept of voting this November, visit PEC’s website and support one more Rappahannock candidate.

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