Many of you might have wondered what happened to our contest called the monthly photo-observation of the month. Well, iNaturalist Vermont is so successful with so many observations added each month that it become very hard for our monthly judges to go through all of them and pick a handful for popular vote. But there's a new tool on iNaturalist called 'fav' that allows us to bring back this popular monthly contest. Located near the top of each observation is now a star symbol that says Add to Favorites. Click on this and you've fav'ed an observation. At the end of each month, we'll see which photo-observation has the most favs and crown them the winner. In the event of a tie, we'll have everyone visit them and see who comes out on top with a "fav-off'. Check out awesome August observations and click the star for those that shine for you.