Two of the winners of Conserve Wildlife Foundation's Species on the Edge Art and Essay Contest are Kelly Lu (Ist place, Hudson County) and Madina Ruzehaji (2nd place, Hudson County) of the Lincoln School in Kearny.
Kelly wrote about (and painted a portrait of) a Silver-bordered Fritillary (above). Madina wrote about (and painted a portrait of) a Piping Plover (below).
You can read Kelly's essay here.
You can read Madina's essay here.
More about the contest here.
Congrats to Kelly and all the other winners!