Monthly Archive: March, 2016

Holy Saturday Fishing

I have taken-off from work to go fishing every Good Friday for many years, but this year it rained, shifting Good Friday to Holy Saturday fishing. Dave and I went to Shad Landing… Continue reading

Eastern American Toad

Eastern American Toad  (Anaxyrus americanus) While performing forestry work at a job-site in Layhill, Montgomery County, Maryland, I observed an Eastern American Toad in the forested Northwest Branch floodplain. The toad allowed me… Continue reading

Cutting Through Political Correctness


Climbing Fern

Jim and I performed a field survey for the Maryland highly state rare (S2) climbing fern (Lygodium palmatum) at a 15-acre location in Anne Arundel County, MD.  The notable features of the threatened… Continue reading

Mr. President and the First Lady

National Arboretum Bald Eagle High-Definition 24-7 Live Cam The eggs are expected to hatch tomorrow, 3/15/16, on my son Jeb Burchick’s birthday.  March 15 is the Ides of March, when Julius Caesar… Continue reading

First Day of Fishing for 2016

Last week had three days with temperatures in the upper 70’s, which like the spawn, would make any fisherman want to get out and fish.  It was time to de-winterize the boat.  My… Continue reading