Thursday, June 9, 2011


Shellie is asking BRFAL Chapter Members and classmates en-training to submit photos of recent projects and outings. She is asking for anyone who is leading a project for the group to please submit a short article (with images preferably) that highlights the project to share with the rest of the group, and later on perhaps a progress article on the project?
BRFAL Chapter Forestry Field Trip
Basic rules for blog articles:

  1. Keep it simple
  2. Highlight the important info, either in bold titles or bullets
  3. Who what when where and why 
  4. No need to name names unless the person requests contact info. First names only is preferable
  5. Grab our attention with a few nice clean photos. If they are large I can compress them for you.  Best size for our blog is 640 x 480px and under 100kb. Even better is under 50kb per photo if you add more than one photo to an article
  6. No political commentary please
  7. Have fun! Share this fun with others, this is a terrific group doing terrific things

The basic gist of this blog is that Virginia Master Naturalists get involved! 
They are active in their communities, active in the outdoors and love nature. This is a great education and outreach tool for our chapter.  

So what are you waiting for? Grab your photos, write a few paragraphs and submit them to me (you have my email address). Check out this sample article for inspiration.

After the next BRFAL Chapter meeting you will be contacted to see if you are interested in writing for the BRFAL Blog (you may be given "permission" to access the blog directly and share this good stuff with everyone!) You can write one article or 50, so if this is something that interests you, let us know! 

If there is an event coming up, please allow us to share this on the BRFAL Blog, in advance, so people can make plans to attend! 

Lastly y'all, don't forget your camera and snap a few images for us at the next advanced training, project, class, etc. They don't need to be perfect, as in nature no straight lines...funky photos are more fun! The more the merrier. 

Now get outside!

*Shellie can attest that putting some of the field trips into words and photos helps her digest and learn better as she is a visual learner.  

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