Monthly Archive: November, 2014

Rule of Law

Today’s Ann Barnhardt So, I guess I can go over, again, why it is that “little things” matter with regard to the Rule of Law.  You know, “little things”, like whether or not… Continue reading

We Have Nutria On The Run!

APHIS Uses Detection Dogs for Nutria Eradication This summer, Keeva and Rex, along with their two handlers, a wildlife biologist and a wildlife specialist from USDA’s Wildlife Services program, completed five weeks of… Continue reading

Plant ID Tips

Local Native Pines While looking at all of the parts is the best way to help you identify any type of tree, here are some tips using their needles to help you identify… Continue reading

Black Friday Goose Hunt

Black Friday Goose Hunting, Clarksville, MD It’s Black Friday after Thanksgiving, 6:30 AM on the last day of Canada Goose – Migratory Atlantic Population season.  The season will open again one more time… Continue reading

Civil War Captain & Plant Collector

Flower Links The War of Northern Aggression, Natural History and “The Blood of Heroes.” John Cornelius McMullen, First Wisconsin Regiment. On August 14, 1864, in a Union Army camp in Georgia, a captain… Continue reading

Wild Turkey Making a Comeback

Suburban Turkey on the Rise In the 1950s, the country’s wild turkeys numbered less than 500,000, wildlife experts say.  But now more than 7 million roam the American landscape.  Their impressive comeback is… Continue reading

Silence is Golden

Hunting With Silencers Is Now Legal in Florida For the last two years I have been hunting with suppressed rifles in the state of Texas, and in my experience silencers just make everything… Continue reading

Obamunism II

Saturday Night Live ratcheted up the laughs against President Obama for his unprecedented amnesty orders using the throwback song from Schoolhouse Rock, “I’m Just A Bill.” It starts out with the familiar boy climbing the steps of Capitol… Continue reading

Opening Day

A Neighbors Farm, Clarksville, MD Today, Saturday November 22, 2014 represents Opening Day of hunting season for the Migratory Atlantic Population of Canada Goose in Howard County (Piedmont), Maryland.  The bag limit is… Continue reading

The American Chestnut

Susan Freinkel, in her excellent book “American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree,” describes how, in the fall, when the nuts were sometimes inches deep on the ground, families… Continue reading


Brilliant video clip on Gruber-Gate Gruber:  ‘Obama Told Me To Lie’ It just doesn’t stop.  Another video of MIT professor and ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber is out.  This time, he explains that Barack… Continue reading

Healthcare, Lies and Videotape

This week’s Intellectual Froglegs, which is excellent as always. Joe Dan Gorman presents the entire Obamacare bill in four sentences: (1)  In order to insure the uninsured, we first have to un-insure the… Continue reading

How to Recognize 5 Common, Lethal Deer Diseases

Like any other animal, deer are susceptible to a host of contagious diseases, illnesses, and nasty parasites. Even though most deer illnesses are harmless to humans, it is still important to be educated… Continue reading

How Far and Fast Can Striped Bass Move?

From the Maryland Fisheries Resource Office Question:  How far and how fast can Striped Bass move? Answer:   Reference the example of a fish that was tagged this spring in the Potomac River and… Continue reading

The Problem With Blue Catfish in Maryland Waters

Taking a Bite out of Chesapeake Bay Invasive Species Blue catfish are native to the Mississippi River Valley and were introduced to the James and Rappahannock Rivers in the 1970s.  Since then, the… Continue reading

The Real Race War

The Racial Grievance Industry Since the shooting of Michael Brown by a white policeman and the ensuing riots and looting in Ferguson, MO, Americans have been told, yet again, that there is an… Continue reading

Cattail Hybridization

Cattail Hybridization:  An Example of Cryptic Plant Invasions Hybridization of plants occurs when two species from the same or different genera mate and can successfully produce viable seeds.  Hybridization of plants can increase… Continue reading

Let It Grow

No Shave November LKT Towson University Please consider contributing to my son Mark Burchick’s American Cancer Society campaign: Hello friends!  About a week late to posting this, but this year, I will be… Continue reading

Trivia Night (Streams)

Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland held its second Trivia Night, with a program entitled “Streams and Such.”  The guest instructor was Don Boward, the principal author of the Maryland Biological Stream Survey… Continue reading

Proposed Development Site Placed Back Onto The Market

Highly Controversial Mega Mosque Development Site Placed Back On The Market Hearings in a case to allow a College Park Muslim community to move its mosque and school to western Howard County came… Continue reading

Impact of Invasive Species Varies with Latitude

A study of native vs. non-native subspecies of Phragmites australis (Common Reed) indicated that the native subspecies was more susceptible to insect attack than was the non-native subspecies in North America.  This difference… Continue reading

Tally Ho

The Howard County Iron Bridge Hounds Opening Meet Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Harwood Farm, Jennings Chapel Road, Woodbine, Maryland Today is the first time that I have ever had the opportunity to… Continue reading