Darien artists are being encouraged to enter their waterfowl artwork in the next Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Art Contest. The winning entry will be featured on the 2014 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp. The inaugural contest in 2012 was won by wildlife artist Richard Clifton, whose depiction of three wood ducks was chosen from among 18 entries from artists across the country — from Oregon to Georgia, as well as 11 from Connecticut. Clifton’s painting now graces the 2013 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp.
The stamp program “is a great example of how conservation works — concerned citizens paying into a program that was formed to protect and enhance vital habitat,” said DEEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Whalen.