Monthly Archive: June, 2014

Firearms Instructors PSA

A safety related Public Service Announcement for my fellow shooting sports instructors.  

Orchid Loss Blamed on Deer

Orchid Loss In Maryland Blamed on Deer: An Article from the Baltimore Sun June 20, 2014,0,7961033.story

Chicamuxen 5-Pounder!

Steve Kolbe and I launched out of Fort Smallwood on the Mattawoman and fished the mouth of the Chicamuxen on the Potomac, with Steve catching a nice catfish on a spinnerbait.  We then… Continue reading

Timber Rattlers

I have a friend that sent me these three photos of timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) that he took from a den site in the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County. He said that he… Continue reading

Holly Shelter Game Land

The Nature Conservancy’s Holly Shelter Game Land, Pender County, NC Mark, Jeb and I took a hike along a portion of Conservancy land, located near Topsail, NC. This ecological community ecotype is known… Continue reading

Holly Shelter Hike

Holly Shelter Game Land, Pender County, NC Mark and I took a morning hike along the fresh-tidal Cape Fear River, between Topsail and Wilmington.  The river occurs within the 87,000-acre Holly Shelter Game… Continue reading

Exploring Topsail Island

We beached at the southern tip of Topsail Island, where the inter-coastal waterway opens into the ocean.  Jeb sets the anchor, so that we can get out and explore. I’ve never seen so… Continue reading

Inter-Coastal Flats Fishing

Mike, Tammy, Michelle and I spent the afternoon on a falling high tide fishing the grass flats of the inter-coastal waterway. Dolphins followed our boat for a while and they were a treat… Continue reading

Fishing the Susquehanna Flats

A beautiful day on the water, but I suspect this heron may have had a better day of fishing than we did. We fished the mouth of the Susquehanna River at the fresh… Continue reading

American Ginsing

Back on May 12, 2014, I found a population of American Ginsing (Panax quinquefolius), which is a MD DNR Natural Heritage Program watchlist species (S3), meaning that the plant is rare to uncommon with the… Continue reading

Grasses of Washington DC

Smithsonian Institution, 2014 A vegetative key, descriptions, and illustrations for the identification of 182 native and naturalized grasses that occur in Washington, D.C., are presented. In addition, we provide a glossary of terms… Continue reading

The Capital Wheel at National Harbor

Dan and I went fishing today, launching out of the Fort Washington Marina.  We fished the Piscataway and Swan Creek.  We stopped by Washington Harbor, near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge (I-95 over the… Continue reading

Piscataway Creek

Dan Betz and I launched out of the Fort Washington Marina, which has been going through improvements as of late. We fished the upper portions and south banks opposite the marina. We fished… Continue reading