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The Chesapeake by Letters

  • By Kathleen Gaskell on March 01, 2013
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It's hard to categorize March, which can come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. Here is a group of categories related to natural resources in the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Can you give an example in each category that begins with each of the letters in the word, "March?" There is more than one answer for many of the spaces. For others, it will be difficult to come up with even one.

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Rivers: Monocacy, Anacostia, Rappahannock, Chester, Honga
Aquatic Invertebrates:
Mantis Shrimp, Atlantic Oyster Drill, Red Beard Sponge, Comb Jellyfish, Horseshoe Crab
Saltwater Fish: Menhaden, American Eel, Ray, Croaker, Hogchoker
Mammals: Mole, Allegheny Woodrat, Raccoon, Chipmunk, Hoary Bat
Waterfowl: Mallard, American Black Duck, Ruddy Duck, Canvasback, Red-breasted Merganser
Songbirds: Mockingbird, American Goldfinch, Robin, Carolina Chickadee, Horned Lark
Reptiles/Amphibians: Map Turtle, American Toad, Red-spotted Newt, Copperhead Snake, Hellbender
Trees: Maple, Atlantic White Cedar, Redbud, Chinkapin, Hemlock

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About Kathleen Gaskell

Kathleen A. Gaskell, the layout & design editor for the Bay Journal, has been involved with several environmental programs for children.

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