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Top Places for Finding Spring Wildflowers

We are blessed with a great number of easily accessible state, national, and regional parks, arboretums, and natural areas that showcase great wildflower habitats and make for rewarding wildflower hikes.

March 31, 2022

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Top Ten Places for Spring Migration Birding in the District of Columbia

You may be surprised to learn that you do not need to leave the confines of Washington, DC to find world-class spring migration birding opportunities. There are a number of parks and habitats throughout the city that provide important habitat for breeding or foraging on the journey northwards.

March 27, 2022

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Camping in Maryland State Parks

From primitive campsites to cabin ‘glamping’ and everything in between, Maryland state parks have something for all nature lovers to enjoy.

March 16, 2022

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Top Places for Trout Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The innumerable small creeks and streams that spider through the Bay’s 64,000-mile watershed are tailored made for fly fishing due to their intimacy and solitude.

December 9, 2021

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Paddleboarding Through Nature in the Baltimore Area

For many, Baltimore is a fantastic city to live and work. But when it comes to “getting away from it all,” there is no better place to unwind than the great outdoors, and if you have a small watercraft, you’ll discover a plethora of opportunities to find peace and tranquility without having to drive far from the city.

August 18, 2021

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A Fantastic “Big Day” of Birding in Baltimore

After 17 hours of birding, and about 10 miles and 26,000 steps walked, our team finished with a new Baltimore record of 133 species recorded in a single day.

August 1, 2021

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Paddleboarding through Nature Around Washington, D.C.

For people that live in or near our nation’s capital, there are numerous tranquil locations close to home where one can unwind, relax, and savor the natural beauty of the world from atop a SUP.

July 9, 2021

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Top Places to Explore American Indian History

The Chesapeake Bay watershed is home to many excellent sites where you can learn about the history and culture of its American Indians.

June 18, 2021

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Top Destinations for Equestrian Recreation

There are some amazing places to go horseback riding and equestrian camping right here in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

November 1, 2020

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Top Places for a Fall Foliage Driving Tour

The crisp, cool autumn air brings spectacular fall foliage to the Chesapeake watershed. The fall season doesn’t only make for great Instagram photo ops and pumpkin spice lattes – but also a great time to make memories and go for a scenic drive.

September 25, 2020

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Where and When to Catch the Bay’s Fall Bird Migration

The Atlantic Flyway is basically an avian superhighway, a feathered turnpike if you will, for hundreds of species with exits and entrances and plenty of rest stops in between. There is no bad season for birding on the Chesapeake, but fall is wondrous if you are into a wide variety of migrating birds.

September 22, 2020

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Top Ten Places for Winter Forest Birding in Maryland

While the colder temperatures can make it tempting to stay indoors, winter is a great time of year to find some new birding spots in and around the Chesapeake, where many species migrate through or overwinter in our region,

December 13, 2019

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