Readers, Send Us Your Photos! We Want to See Nature in Your Backyard

mourning-doves in window box

Five-day-old mourning dove chicks Fluffy and Puff, were born in a window box on a deck in New York City.

Are you living off-grid with the help of a solar array or 1 kW wind turbine? Do you have solar-powered firefly lights lighting your patio or walkway? Are you disposing of toxic waste in your backyard compost? Prove it! You sent us edible container garden photos last week, now we want to see photos of nature in your backyard or deck- like our big boss Laura Michalchyshyn, general manager of Planet Green, who has been watching over a family of birds in her window box (above) in New York City. Click through for details on how to submit and upload your nature photos.

bees colony collapse photos

A bee colony collapses in Blogger Danny Jensen's backyard. Credit Danny Jensen
Upload Photos: The Technical Stuff: Please send only jpeg files. Photographs should be no larger than 550 pixels wide, 72 dpi (that's sized for the web), and 200 KB or smaller. (Want to know more about sizing photos for the Web? Check out this helpful article, How to Resize photos for Email or the Web: A Step-by-Step Guide.)

What we're looking for: Photos of nature in your backyard. You can submit as many as like (though our upload tool will only accept five files per upload). Please include a brief description of the photograph, including location (town/city/county, state, and country would be great) and what's in your backyard (we'll take frontyard photos, too), plus and any other tidbits that might dazzle us. Please include your name(s) if you'd like us to give you (and the photographer) credit.

Deadlines, deadlines! Please send your photos in by 11:59 pm on the night of Monday, August 17, 2009.

Submit already! Just go to our My Photos page to send us your pics. Thanks!


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