Quincy woman’s mushroom photo wins Mass Audubon contest

Quincy woman's mushroom photo wins Mass Audubon contest

© Megan Guldenzoph
Megan Guldenzoph, of Quincy, was named a winner in Mass Audubon’s photography contest.

Quincy resident Megan Guldenzoph has a keen eye for fungi.

Her photo of a golden Pholiota mushroom at Houghtons Pond in Milton was named the best photo in the plant and fungi category of Mass Audubon’s 2022 “Picture This: Your Great Outdoors” photography contest in the 18-and-older division. She won a $100 gift card.

Now more than a decade old, the contest drew more than 7,000 images from hundreds of photographers across the state. In addition to plants and fungi, categories included people in nature, birds, mammals, other animals and landscapes.

Chatham resident Kimberly Robbins’ image of a great egret balancing on one foot with wings spread in Chatham was named the grand prize winner. Robbins won a $250 gift card and is featured in Mass Audubon’s member newsletter, Explore.

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Photographs could have been taken before or during the 2022 contest period, but they must have been shot in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, New Hampshire.

For more information on the contest, and to see all the winning photos, visit massaudubon.org/picturethis.

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