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Celebrate National Park Week by biking, walking or running on a seven-mile portion of the Colonial Parkway that will be closed to vehicular traffic for three days. Park staff will close the Colonial Parkway to vehicle access between Hwy. 199/Kingspoint and Rt. 359 at Jamestown…Read More
The Chesapeake Bay watershed provides an abundance of great scenery and photo ops! Waterfront cityscapes, the spectacular Chesapeake Bay bridges, sailboats tacking across the Bay, watermen plying their trade, stunning lighthouses, and plenty of wildlife, including bald eagles, great blue herons, shorebirds, ospreys, cormorants, turtles and other aquatic creatures. There is little doubt that the Chesapeake is a national treasure.
However, there is also another world out there, one that is often…Read More
Please note: When foraging for wild food, you must be able to correctly identify what you are picking, otherwise you should not eat it. Never eat any wild food without multiple sources of positive identification – do not eat any wild plants or mushrooms just from viewing this blog. Some wild plants and mushrooms are very poisonous. Use the content of this blog at your own risk.
Some sources claim that Homo…Read More
Create Your Own Neighborhood Zoofari! Here’s a tool to help any neighborhood in the world.
Looking for a safe way to entertain the kids, or even yourself, while practicing social distancing? Neighborhoods throughout the watershed are hosting “Zoofari” scavenger hunts. Participants place a stuffed animal in plain sight in their windows or front yards that can be visually found while folks are out on their daily walk. It’s a great way to have some fun while…Read More
I’ve been fortunate to have spent a great deal of time on the waters of the Susquehanna River in the last several miles above where it becomes the Chesapeake Bay and receives a tidal influence. I have traced its course along maps for years and wondered what this mighty river, and the incredible bay that it formed, was like at its very source. Most of us think of the National Baseball Hall of Fame when we hear about…Read More
It is early March and eaglets are hatching along the Susquehanna and Chesapeake Bay region. Great Blue Herons are building nests as are cormorants and other shore birds. These waters provide a year-long food source, but soon the resident wildlife will all need an even greater abundance of food! They won’t have to search very far. Ten miles from where the Susquehanna feeds into the Chesapeake Bay sits the Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam.…Read More
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