Monthly Archive: October, 2014

Working the Birds

Birds Indicate Where The Fish Were Dave and I took this Halloween Friday off to do some fishing on the Bay.  We launched out of the South River and motored out onto the… Continue reading

Oyster Filtration

In this striking visualization we see two tanks filled with water from the Honga River, an estuary of the Chesapeake Bay.  The tank on the right also contains oysters.  Over the course of… Continue reading

New Species of Leopard Frog Identified

New Frog Species Discovered Inhabiting 1-95 Corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina The Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog, Rana kauffeldi Jeremy Feinberg describes a new cryptic species of leopard frog from the New York… Continue reading

2014 Maryland State 4-H Shotgun Tournament

MNCPPC Prince George’s County Shooting Center, Glenn Dale, MD The culmination of our annual Howard County 4-H Gun Club shotgun program is the October Shooting Sports Tournament.  This year Howard County placed one… Continue reading

Brown Plays The Race Card

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was supposed to have an easy victory this November.  The Democrat in a state with a two-to-one voter registration advantage over Republicans was expected to coast to victory… Continue reading

Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity, Invasive Plants and their Native Look-Alikes I downloaded this booklet today, and found it both helpful and useful.  I thought that you might enjoy it as well.  It is an identification… Continue reading

Sunday Shotgun Practice

Sunday Shooting Sports Practice, Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore (AGC), Marriottsville, MD The Bull’s Eyes have been practicing hard for the 10/25/14 Maryland State 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament.  Carter lays waste to a… Continue reading

Marylander’s Walk Out On Obama

Toxic Obama Has a Pep Rally for Socialists Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman, Marylander’s Walk! Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic… Continue reading

Armory Harmony

The Star Spangled Banner as played by using a Gun! Mark’s Rant:  Love it.  “Please rise and take your hats off, for the playing of our National Anthem.”  This is how we should… Continue reading

Fishing Poplar Island

Dave and I took the day off to go fishing.  We launched out of Tri-State Marina on Rockhold Creek, in Deale, Maryland. Weekdays on the Chesapeake Bay are wonderful.  Very little boat traffic. … Continue reading

Gun Violence Is A Criminal Action

On October 9, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released the results of a scientific poll showing an overwhelming majority of Americans–84 percent–believe “gun violence” is a criminal action, not a public health… Continue reading

Campanaro Debut Touchdown

River Hill High School, Clarksville, Maryland graduate, Rookie, Michael Campanaro with his Baltimore Ravens debut touchdown! Mark’s Rant:  All four of my boys Joshua, Michael, Mark and Jeb went to River Hill… Continue reading

Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer Is Now Damaging Another Species Other Than Ash The emerald ash borer, which is destroying green and white ash trees in a large swath of the nation, has apparently… Continue reading

Persimmon Picking

The American Persimmon, also known as the Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is a native tree of the eastern United States. It is considered an old-field, hedgerow, early seral hardwood.  It has an autumn… Continue reading

White Magic

White Magic, By Stepdad Productions A young married couple hires a magician for their daughter’s birthday.  Made for the 2014 Frederick 72 Festival. Recognized as an audience favorite to move on to… Continue reading

Personal Protection Techniques

How To Attack the Groin, By Master Ken, American Patriot Mark’s Rant:  I could not stop laughing.

The Tax Man

The current lieutenant governor of Maryland under O’Malley is running for Governor as a democrat, and his running mate is Ken Ulman, my current County Executive from Howard County.  The O’Malley administration is… Continue reading

Invasive Red Swamp Crayfish

I spent the day working with Stephanie, and we are in the process of obtaining permits to construct a nontidal wetland abutting the fresh tidal Chicamuxen Creek.  Part of our wetland hydrology will… Continue reading

Shooting Sports Sunday

Howard County 4-H Gun Club Trap Practice, Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore (AGC) Standing from left to right:  Patrick, Donnie, Maggie, Mason, Josh, Gregory and Instructor Martha Brodsky.  Kneeling in foreground:  Eric, Instructor… Continue reading

Intellectual Froglegs

This Week’s Intellectual Froglegs    

First Frost

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 8:00 AM, Clarksville, MD First morning in the 30’s brings the first frost since . . . Walking out to our chicken coop to release the birds from their… Continue reading

Fishing Sterotypes

Texas A&M  

Terps Football

College Park, MD.  The University of Maryland is my undergraduate Alma Mater, and I went there during the ACC pre Boomer Esiason years of 1974 through 1978.  Today, after 36-years, was my first… Continue reading

Butterfly Identification

The Butterflies of Howard County, Maryland.  A Biological Summary and Checklist In addition to entertaining us with their bright colors and interesting life histories, butterflies serve as easily observed indicators of the biotic… Continue reading

Trivia Night (Insects)

Michelle and I enjoy trivia, as it stimulates the mind.  We go with our friends Dan and Patti Betz, and often with the Chaisson’s and Weaver’s too.  It’s a nice way to sustain… Continue reading