Monthly Archive: June, 2015

Northern Long-Eared Bat Regulations

Attached below as a PDF file for downloading is a just released “special public notice” from the Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), regarding the northern long-eared bat (Myotis… Continue reading

Leaf Efficiency

So, why are some leaves — even on the same individual tree or plant — bigger than others?  Biologists describe the size difference simply as “sun leaves” and “shade leaves.” For the most… Continue reading

Supreme Court Ruling Mandates Concealed Carry Reciprocity?

SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity If you get to marry, we get to carry!  If you’re following any of the various media outlets this morning, you’re probably aware… Continue reading

Bat Survey

I participated in an evening bat survey with subcontractors, for the purpose of being able to determine what species utilize a tract of land (presence/absence) on the Maryland western shore.  The resulting information… Continue reading

Intellectual Froglegs


For Largemouth Bass, Eating is a Whole Body Sport

“It’s like they are doing a stomach crunch to open their mouth.” Largemouth bass are power eaters.  They have large muscles running along their backs and bellies, which provide bursts of speed for… Continue reading

The Woodlands of Howard County, MD

I’m spending the next few days on a site in Howard County, Maryland doing natural resource inventory work.  The relatively mature hardwood forests include dendrite headwaters and several seeps. This week must be… Continue reading

Action Versus Rhetoric

Check out the Conservative Review report of presidential candidate comparisons on the issues, which is updated as warranted.  One of these persons will be the next President of the United States.  Based on… Continue reading

Potomac Blue Catfish

Steve and I went fishing this morning on the fresh tidal Potomac River launching out of Fort Washington, in Prince George’s County, Maryland. A blue heron watched from his perch as we motored… Continue reading

Snakeheads Found In Howard County, MD

From:  Sue Muller, Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks, Natural & Heritage Resources Division. 6/10/15.  “I would like to keep everyone informed when I learn of new problems.  Last night I was… Continue reading

App Identifies Birds With Just A Photo

There’s a big world out there and it’s full of birds.  But figuring out the names of those birds can be intimidating and difficult work for the novice among us.  Enter Merlin Bird ID, a program that… Continue reading