Tag Archive: MD

Timber Rattlesnake Documented in Howard County, MD

The Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA) was a 5-year survey (2010-2014) to systematically document amphibian and reptile distributions throughout Maryland.  The MARA mapping now complete, documents the distribution of amphibians and reptiles,… Continue reading

Live-Lining on the Miss Ashleigh

A spectacular afternoon on the water, as we launched out of Happy Harbor with Captain Bryan Schmitt on the Miss Ashleigh (Loosen-Up II). Dave Knorr organized this mid-life crisis trip, which included his… Continue reading

Flushed Fawn

I was on a job-site along the Patuxent River in Laurel, Maryland, and came upon a baby whitetail deer fawn. I’ve encountered this several times over many years in the woods, but never… Continue reading

Soil Drainage Classification Course

Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Soil Scientists, 2017 Spring Field Day,  Evesboro to Elkton – A Day in the Pits. Leslie and I attended the MAPSS soils class held at the National Plant Materials… Continue reading

A 75-Degree February Friday!

Observations from the Field. The fall line.  This is the last set of rock outcrops and grade drop on the Piedmont of the Patuxent River in Laurel, Maryland, and is the location of… Continue reading

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

Charles County, MD Arrowheads

Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Charles County, MD While performing natural resource field studies at NSF Indian Head on Friday, February 19, 2016, a private citizen made a donation to the Navy’s Cultural… Continue reading

Mid December Bay Fishing

With weekend temperatures projected to possibly exceed 70-degrees and sunny, I bet every person that has already winterized their boats, wished they had waited till later.  I usually shut down my boating and… Continue reading

Appeal Swamp

I spent the day along with Leslie and Will, doing a rare, threatened and endangered plant species survey in Appeal/Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland.  Our study area included a forested swamp (PFO1B), abutting an… Continue reading

Fahrney Branch Wildflowers

My son Joshua and his wife Jessica purchased a 4-acre farmette in Monrovia, Frederick County, Maryland.  This is their first spring at their home, which includes two-acres of stream valley bottomland, with a… Continue reading

Christmas Horse Parade

Fourth Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade, Lisbon, Howard County, Maryland Twelve days before Christmas, and welcome to the Lisbon Christmas Horse Parade.  With the sounds of Christmas carols in the air, Michelle and… Continue reading

Washington: A World Apart

The Super Zip Codes: The Washington Post analyzed census data to find Zip codes where people rank highest on a combination of income and education.  They are Super Zips. The following map highlights… Continue reading

Cut-Leaf Coneflower

Can you find the praying mantis in this photo? Cut-Leaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) is also commonly known as green-headed coneflower.  The late summer native sunflower is in the aster family and occurs throughout… Continue reading

Ocean City Vacation

Ocean City, Worcester County, Maryland Dan and I spent an afternoon fishing on the Pocomoke River at Dividing Creek. Designated as a wild and scenic river, the Pocomoke is the only bald cypress… Continue reading

Fishing the Patapsco In Ellicott City

Fishing the Patapsco River in Ellicott City with Waders, Howard County, MD Dave, Jeb and I went fishing late Friday afternoon on the Patapsco. In the course of two hours we caught in… Continue reading

Hibernating Black Bear Extraction

Black Bear Extraction and Relocation, Swanton, MD Our good friends, Karen and Chris Myer and family own a seasonal home in Swanton, Garrett County, Maryland, near Deep Creek Lake.  Other nearby towns include… Continue reading