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Earlier this year, I proposed the idea of doing a Baltimore Big Day to Tim Carney. Tim is an Environmental Specialist with the Maryland Environmental Service (MES), and one of the best birders in Baltimore and Maryland. For those not in the birding world, a “Big Day” is where you try to identify as many bird species as you possibly can in a single day in a specific area. Shockingly, not a single…Read More
In spring 2021, someone asked me about stand up paddleboard (SUP) trips in or near Washington, D.C. that afford easy escapes into the outdoors. With 5,582,170 people, the population of the Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area is ranked seventh in the country. Yet despite all the urban hustle and bustle, there are numerous places within 25 miles of the center of our nation’s capital where one can launch a SUP and appreciate the scenery,…Read More
When the first European colonizers came to the Americas, they encountered Indigenous People who were very connected to the land, using nature to benefit themselves, while also remaining respectful of the environment. The Chesapeake Bay watershed is home to many excellent sites where you can learn about the history and culture of its American Indians.
Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Maryland showcases many cultural resources within one landscape and…Read More
Have you wanted to bring your horse camping with you, but you don’t know where to go? Are you looking to go riding through a wooded forest, rolling hills, or open meadows? Here are some amazing places to go horseback riding and equestrian camping right here in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Don’t let your horse miss out on your outdoor fun! Saddle up, and rein in your family and n-e-i-g-h-bors for an…Read More
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. Plan a trip ahead to drive during peak foliage.
Below are some of the prime places, rustic routes, and scenic byways to drive through within the Chesapeake Bay watershed if you are…Read More
There are two ways to look at fall migration on the Chesapeake – those birds that are just passing through and those that are coming to spend the winter. 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…Read More
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