Ode to the Beaver
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Ode to the Beaver

Nature’s hydrohalic engineer happens to come in the form of North America’s largest rodent. They’re brilliant and bodacious and certainly worthy of celebration, raise some woody flora up…

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How a Family Transformed Adversity into Optimism – Plus a Trip to Ocean City
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How a Family Transformed Adversity into Optimism – Plus a Trip to Ocean City

While life often presents grueling challenges, few understand trauma and adversity like Jennifer Thomas and her family. Thomas, who currently resides in West Virginia, has faced recent health…

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Winter Waterfowl: Not Always at your Peck and Call
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Winter Waterfowl: Not Always at your Peck and Call

During these cold, wet, winter months, it can be hard to find life in the Coastal Bays. However, there are many interesting creatures who call our watershed home…

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Dog friendly Winter Activities
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Dog friendly Winter Activities

Last Wednesday, The conversation in my house went like this: T: “What do you think? Should we go down to the beach this weekend?” A: “Well, there’s not…

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Top Five Fun and Safe Travel Activities
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Top Five Fun and Safe Travel Activities

COVID-19 has changed how we live. Are you tired of hearing that phrase yet? Even so, it’s still important to reiterate. It’s even more important for people to…

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Rays in the Bays? The Differences Between Skates and Rays in our Waterways
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Rays in the Bays? The Differences Between Skates and Rays in our Waterways

Wonderous and wildly misunderstood; there’s no other way to describe rays… or is it skates? Is there a difference? Wait, what even is a skate? Contrary to popular…

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Bonfires of the Eastern Shore
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Bonfires of the Eastern Shore

While Bonfires of the Eastern Shore  may sound like a sequel to Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague  or Thomas Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities (spoiler alert: it…

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Pardon Me: The Eastern Wild Turkey’s Return to the Shore
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Pardon Me: The Eastern Wild Turkey’s Return to the Shore

Birds of Bounty Five species of turkeys can be found in the United States, but only the Eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is found in Maryland. The Eastern…

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Pippi Returned to the Atlantic from Assateague
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Pippi Returned to the Atlantic from Assateague

Pippi Longstocking was rescued, spent nine months in rehab and was released on November 11, 2020.  She doubled her weight, underwent surgery to remove her ear canal, and…

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Alewife: An Oktoberfest Star
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Alewife: An Oktoberfest Star

October is a month of many occasions, Halloween, Oktoberfest, and the lesser known but equally important annual return of anadromous fish from our watershed to their ocean habitats.…

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