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“Year of the Woman” Feature: Paula Jasinski

April 29, 2020

  This month’s Year of the Woman feature is Paula Jasinski, the president of Green Fin Studio, a full-service marketing and communications agency serving clients in the environmental field. Paula was recommended to me by our Virginia team and I am thankful they suggested such an interesting and inspirational woman. Paula grew up in the

Spring Plantings Still Go On!

April 28, 2020

For many of us, Spring 2020 was packed with dreams of new growth, freshly planted tree seedlings, volunteer events, and plant sales! Despite current world events, a beautiful spring still arrived, along with all of the lovely tulips, lilacs, and for those fungi lovers….morels! Local nurseries, deemed essential businesses, have worked hard to supply us

Forests for the Birds – An Egg-Sighting Edition

April 28, 2020

Think Spring!…

Forest Birds: The Spice of Life!

April 28, 2020

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MLB: Major League Birds

April 28, 2020

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Native Cocktails: Mountain Mint Julep

April 21, 2020

With bars and restaurants closed and social distancing measures in place, many people are finding new and creative recipes for food and drinks using the ingredients available in their cupboards. I am one of these people. With limited ingredients on hand and a desire for a cocktail, this is how I discovered the Mountain Mint

Historic Bike Ride Through Talbot County

April 17, 2020

I’ve been isolating myself with my family at my parent’s house on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our house is on Irish Creek, which is off the Choptank River. The town is “Royal Oak”, which is in between St. Michaels and Easton, two more popular towns in the area, all of which are in Talbot

April Quarantine Activity: Removing Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Before They Hatch

April 9, 2020

April showers bring…the Spotted Lanternfly? Unfortunately, yes. The arrival of warmer, Spring weather also means the arrival of Spotted Lanternfly as late April marks the beginning of the species’ egg hatching season. Originally from China, India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was first found in the United States in 2014 in Berks

Ducks in Your Backyard

April 8, 2020

“This has been sitting in our garage for 7 years and of course it only took us about 30 minutes to build.”- My dad, once we finished putting together the duck box After about 20 years of living on the Eastern Shore, my dad has grown a fondness for the wildlife in the area. In

Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers: Fleeting Friends of the Forest Floor

April 6, 2020

A single trout lily plant growing among the leaf litter on a forest flower.

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Now Accepting Proposals for 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum

April 1, 2020

The 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting submissions for both classroom sessions and intensive seminars.  The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will hold the 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum on October 30 – November 1, 2020 in Shepherdstown, WV. This watershed-wide event reaches over 400 restoration and conservation practitioners annually to inspire and empower local action

April “Year of the Woman” Feature: Stacy Levy

April 1, 2020

This month’s “Year of the Woman,” feature is unique because of the way I found the woman featured, Stacy Levy. Last month I had the plan to check out ecological artist Stacy Levy’s current art exhibit on display at Towson University titled, “Collected Watershed.” Stacy has been planning this art installation for a couple years,