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December 5, 2019

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Holiday Greens Workshop
Why spend money on expensive holiday décor when you can make your own natural ones! Seneca Creek will supply cut pine boughs, pine cones and other natural elements, plus some florist foam. Bring your own container and any accessories to make a unique center piece for…

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Top Ten Places for Winter Forest Birding in Maryland

by Jessica Hammond December 13, 2019

Winter is now solidly upon the Chesapeake, and while the colder temperatures can make it tempting to stay indoors, this is also a great time of year to find some new birding spots in and around the Chesapeake.  Many species migrate through or overwinter in our region, and while waterfowl and shorebirds often catch the spotlight of the winter visitors, we are focusing on highlighting species and locations in Maryland where…

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Tilghman Island – Paddling in Waterman Country

by Saki December 5, 2019

I am not a native Marylander, but I have grown to love the Old Line State and the things that make it unique, such as its historic waterman towns.  Most have transitioned away from their roots, built museums, redeveloped their waterfront areas, and promoted tourism honoring their past.  But one place in particular, Tilghman Island, still embraces a very active waterman culture.  Some might say the heart of the island lies on the north…

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Event Spotlight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

by Debbie Brown Driscoll December 1, 2019

I cannot think of a more wonderful way to begin the holiday season than to be transported back in time to the festive world of  Mount Vernon. Located ten miles south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, it was an easy 50-minute drive from Annapolis. Bill and I were excited to be attending the Mount Vernon by candlelight specialty tour.

Once inside the beautifully-decorated Ford Orientation Center, volunteers presented us with a business…

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Exploring Kettle Creek State Park in Pennsylvania’s Elk Country

by Pam Dillon November 25, 2019

It was a pleasant afternoon when Virgil and I traveled to Kettle Creek State Park in Leidy Township, Clinton County, one of the prime viewing locations for elk in Pennsylvania.  Kettle Creek, a beautiful trout and paddling stream, is a tributary to the West Branch of the Susquehanna.  Kettle Creek State Park, nearly 1800 acres, is enveloped in a mountainous and wild valley.  The Lower Campground, a pristine camping location for tents,…

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Autumn Kayaking on McIntosh Run and Breton Bay

by Saki November 19, 2019

They say that the only thing constant is change.  Seasonal change was obvious as I launched my kayak at Leonardtown Wharf Park and paddled from the brackish waters of Breton Bay to the scenic, narrow, freshwater sections of McIntosh Run.  Over the last few weeks, the sun had become noticeably lower, the days shorter, and the water colder.  On the plus side, the autumn colors were brilliant, glowing in various shades of yellow,…

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