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Recent large rafts of canvasbacks a feast for birders’ eyes, not gourmets’ tables

On a cold morning last February, Bob Schutsky looked out the dining room window of his home along the Susquehanna River in southern Lancaster County, PA, and spied a raft of tightly packed ducks that made his heart race.

Four days before, 36 miles south at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, Rick Bouchelle glanced outside the Upper Bay Museum in North East, MD, and stared in disbelief at a floating flock of ducks.

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Cape May warbler has its own part to play in spring’s avian orchestra

I stood on the boardwalk and turned to the early morning sun. I felt the warmth on my face and closed my eyes. The dawn chorus of birds enveloped me. As I listened intently, I could make out several familiar songs. There was...
Michael Burke | On the Wing 05/15/19

Going native? Let experts help you find the best plants for your needs

There are few things more exciting than a garden awakening in spring with a buzz of activity. In May, many of us in the Chesapeake region are patiently waiting for serviceberry, milkweed, phlox and other plants to bloom and...
Abbi Huntzinger | Message from the Alliance 05/22/19

Harboring a desire to see Baltimore waterfront from another perspective? Paddle up!

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor might not make anyone’s top 10 list of places they’ve dreamed of exploring by kayak. It can be a busy — and at certain times, funky — body of water in the heart of the...
Timothy B. Wheeler | Bay Journeys Article 05/17/19
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