Family farmers in southern Indiana know how to have fun and care for the land at the same time. That’s why we’re taking our travelling photo exhibit to farmer meetings througout southeast Indiana. We’ll be at Soil and Water Conservation District meetings in Scott, Clark, Floyd, and Harrison Counties. We’ll also be at the Harrison County Cattleman’s Assocation meeting. At each stop, we’ll share the winning photos from our Second Annual Nature Photo Contest. We’ll also dive into conversation about where people found such stunning shots – and where everyone can get outside and play in nature, right here in southeast Indiana.
You see, these photos send a clear message: in Indiana, you don’t have to travel far to find natural beauty. Amateur photographers took photos in natural areas that are open for the public to enjoy – our state parks, wildlife refuges, and nature preserves – and on family farms. Together, the 269 photos show the breadth of the Hoosier experience: sunlight filtering down through trees; ducks taking flight; a father and daughter caring for their cattle; a bald eagle perched in an oak; a couple hiking in the forest.
Hoosiers who spend time outdoors in nature benefit physically and mentally, from lower rates of ADHD and obesity to better sleep and quicker recovery after surgery.
If you want to find ways to forge a deeper connection to the natural world and reap the benefits of spending time in nature, click here to a nearby park. To see more photos from the contest, click here.
This contest and exhibit are supported by the Indiana Arts Commission. Many thanks to the IAC for making the arts come alive in southeast Indiana.
Our partner for the exhibit and contest is George Rogers Clark Land Trust, a community group that focuses on protecting working farmland in southern Indiana. Many thanks to the Board of GRCLT for all of their hard work making this contest and exhibit a reality!