Oct 30th, 2018

Bflies Instagram Contest Winner

the finalists in the #Bflies instagram contest for 2018

Congratulations to all the Bflies Instagram contest finalists! Pictured from left to right, top to bottom, @aimphd, @matt.king4, @jpolinchock, @captured_by_cassie, @branchesva @roadtworuin_photography, @roy_ramirez626, @jringphoto, @cherubpoetry, @iamcoreydelany, @am_green_gobbler_ma, @brittanysbugs, @lillatinlady, @leilagaskin, @iamfree2be, @possumama.

The Bflies Instagram contest continues to be our most popular Instagram contest, year after year. It’s also one of our favorites to judge! You send us the best images — and better yet, share your stories with us. It is an honor to announce these finalists: @aimphd, @matt.king4, @jpolinchock, @captured_by_cassie, @branchesva, @roadtworuin_photography, @roy_ramirez626, @jringphoto, @cherubpoetry, @iamcoreydelaney, @am_green_gobbler_ma, @britneysbugs, @lil_latin_lady, @leilagaskin, @iamfree2be, @possumama.  If you want to see more great content, be sure to follow these people on Instagram too!

Girl looking for butterflies with magnifying glass with butterfly on her head. Image by Israel Ramirez

“My daughter loves going to the garden so my wife and I take her whenever we have a chance — especially when there are events there. We have taken her to see the Christmas lights as well every year since she was born!” — Israel Ramirez

Visitor Israel Ramirez, aka @roy_ramirez626, took first place with this adorable image of his daughter looking for butterflies everywhere while one lands on her head. Ramirez says, “My daughter loves going to the garden so my wife and I take her whenever we have a chance — especially when there are events there. We have taken her to see the Christmas lights as well every year since she was born!”

Ramirez and his family win the Grand Prize package including:Richmond Symphony logo

Science Museum logo

Huge thanks to all of our sponsors for donating these prizes.

With so many submissions, it was really difficult to choose just one winner. So here are a  few other favorites:  BranchesRVA captured the excitement that many visitors feel when observing butterflies up close in the exhibition.

Two visitors looking at butterflies in the Butterflies LIVE! exhibition at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

This submission from @BranchesRVA illustrates the learning and excitement of many of our visitors to M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!

An honorable mention goes to Garden Member @Possumama who has been a frequent visitor to our exhibition this summer with her curious kids.

Girl looking at a butterfly at M&T Bank Butterflies live

Garden Member Possumama captured this image of her daughter observing an owl butterfly.

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos! We hope to see you next year when M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! reopens in April.

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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