A column by staff "puzzler" Kathleen Gaskell
Many animals drop everything to survive winter’s snow and cold: their body temperature, their heart rate and their breathing rate. In other wo… Read StoryChill out! Test what you know about cold weather
It is something in the water… Winters are usually milder in the Southern Hemisphere than the Northern Hemisphere. The ocean absorbs and retain… Read StoryThe weather outside is frightful, but these winter facts are delightful
Humpback whales are occasional visitors near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. If you took a time machine back 10 million to 14 million years a… Read StoryHow much do you know about humpback whales? Take our quiz
Over the years, Bay Journal quizzes, columns and articles have often encouraged people to plant species that attract birds, butterflies, bees … Read StoryBye-bye bunny! Deer depart! Move off mosquitos!
Going crazy trying to think of things for you and your family to do while riding out the coronavirus at home? Here are crafts made from everyd… Read StoryFree time? Here are 18 hacks to turn your old junk into new stuff
Striped bass or rockfish? Call ‘em what you want, this fish is delish! Sink your teeth into this quiz. Answers are below. Read StoryEarn your stripes doing this rockfish quiz
Many people will be stuffing their stomachs with oyster dressing this Thanksgiving. Here is an oyster quiz to stuff your brain. Answers are below. Read StoryThis grilling oyster quiz is stuffed with bivalve brain teasers
White-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats in North America since it was first documented here in 2006–07. The disease has been particula… Read StoryLet’s go to bat for the little brown bat
The mud flats, waters and shores of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers are home to more than 100 species of benthic or “bottom-dwelling” worms.… Read StoryThe wonderful, weird world of water-dwelling worms
The September Bay Naturalist column is about the bald cypress. How much do you know about this tree? Take this quiz to find out. Answers are below. Read StorySharp as a needle? This bald cypress quiz is for you
Several Atlantic bottlenose dolphins showed up off Cove Point, near Solomons, MD, at the end of April. Since its launch last summer, Chesapeak… Read StoryYou dolphinitely need to take this quiz!