Monthly Archive: May, 2014

Rock Snot

For years, those fishing in East Coast waterways have faced bans on felt-soled boots and urgings that they scrub their gear to combat the spread of a pervasive algae.  But a recent Dartmouth… Continue reading

Patapsco State Park (McKeldin Area)

Memorial Day Michelle, Mark, Jeb and I took a mid-day hike through the McKeldin section of Patapsco State Park on Memorial Day. We parked at the intersection of Marriottsville and Henryton Roads and… Continue reading

Fishing the Fresh Tidal Mattawoman

Memorial Day Weekend The Unofficial Start of Summertime! It was a tough day of fishing, as Dave, Stave and I launched from Slavin’s in Indian Head.  We started pretty much at low slack… Continue reading

Naval Academy Graduation Ceremonies

The Blue Angels flew today over Annapolis in celebration of the Class of 2014. I took these photos from the rooftop of my office on West Street.

Brown Bridge Trail

Patuxent River at Rocky Gorge (WSSC), Brown Bridge Boat Launch Michelle and I took an early morning walk along a section of trail where we have historically observed showy orchid and other great… Continue reading

American Ginsing

I took a walk with a friend through a mature mixed hardwood stand at an undisclosed location in Howard County. We found two aggregates of American Ginsing (Panax quinquefolius), one that included over… Continue reading

Fishing the Fresh Tidal Pocomoke River

Dave, Jeff and I took the day off to go fishing. We launched out of Shad Landing at Pocomoke River State Park, near Snow Hill, Maryland, which is 20-miles from Ocean City, MD… Continue reading

Daniel’s Recreation Area

Welcome to the front door stoop (it’s a Baltimore thing) of today’s wildflower hike with Michelle and Jackson. We tried a new trail that we’ve never been on, and which was an un-named,… Continue reading

Parmelia Lichen

In my low fields along the streams I notice bark lichens growing on my oak, maple, ash and walnut trees, so I thought that I’d take a closer look and attempt to identify… Continue reading