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Take a hike! Pennsylvania Paths & Delaware Delights

The Chesapeake watershed is awash in walks, from leg stretchers to day trips to multi-day backpacks. This month’s puzzle features trails in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Match the description with the trail or site/area it passes...

Can you go the distance on this quiz?

A major portion of one of the world’s most famous hiking paths, the Appalachian Trail, passes through states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. How much do you know about the AT in general, and its route in the Bay states in particular?...

Baby bird blues

It’s a good thing that birds don’t get their parenting advice from humans. These successful behaviors for raising young birds are not likely to be found in any (human) child-raising book. Can you match the bird species with its...

O say can you sea cucumbers in the Bay?

There are two species of sea cucumbers in the Chesapeake — the hairy sea cucumber (Sclerodactyla briareus) and the pale sea cucumber (Cucumaria pulcherrima) — but they may be hard to spot. Let’s see how well you do in a...

Superlative soup surprise

First, fastest, smallest, tallest. Look at this diverse collection of pairs, then choose what you think is the right answer. Even if you are correct, the answer may still surprise you. Detailed answers — including fun facts —...

Heroes are at the heart of these memorials

November 11 is Veterans Day, which honors Americans who have served in the U.S. military. The National Park Service operates four sites in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that honor those who served in specific wars: the African American Civil...

Connect the bones

Make no bones about it, the shape, size and weight of a bone or bone-like structure are designed for each animal’s needs. Here is a list of bones and descriptions of the bone(s) structure. Can you match them up? Answers are below....

Name that state (or district)!

Almost every one of us has a nickname. The watershed’s states and district have had many nicknames over time. Can you match the nicknames with their jurisdictions? Only an expert in “onomastics” (the study of proper names)...

Keep current on lightning!

Time for a brainstorm. Take this quiz to enlighten yourself about lightning. 1. Which is the study of lightning? A. Astralogy B. Brontology C. Fulminology D. Nimbusvoltology 2. Who is seven times more likely to be struck by...

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