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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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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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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Minotaur Rocket Launched Today from Wallops Island – Visible from Ocean City
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Minotaur Rocket Launched Today from Wallops Island – Visible from Ocean City

If you looked south just after 9:46 AM EDT this morning, Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, you may have seen  a glistening light streaming through the sky like a…

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Creature Feature: Assateague vs. Chincoteague horses
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Creature Feature: Assateague vs. Chincoteague horses

A tail of two herds You’ve probably heard the terms “Assateague ponies” and “Chincoteague ponies” used interchangeably, so if you’ve ever gotten the two confused or just flat-out…

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Watching the solar eclipse in Ocean City
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Watching the solar eclipse in Ocean City

You’ve probably been hearing a lot of buzz about the solar eclipse that will be gracing the skies over Ocean City this coming Monday. It’ll definitely be a…

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Day-tripping on Chincoteague
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Day-tripping on Chincoteague

Chincoteague is a bit of a drive for a day trip–about an hour from Ocean City–but if you’re able to set aside the time, Chincoteague is an incredible…

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Onancock announces the 2016 Annual Ker Art Festival
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Onancock announces the 2016 Annual Ker Art Festival

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society presents the Annual Ker Art Festival Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10 on the lawn at beautiful historic Ker Place…

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Is Hang Gliding the perfect day trip? Probably.
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Is Hang Gliding the perfect day trip? Probably.

I made the trip to Virginia Hang Gliding in just under an hour. I was visiting the airfield as part of my whirlwind tour of the Eastern Shore of…

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Assateague Pony origins are easily traceable
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Assateague Pony origins are easily traceable

The origin of the Assateague ponies has always been portrayed as an unsolvable mystery. What is always mentioned is a legend that they swam ashore from a shipwreck…

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