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Dolphins!

It’s summer, and humans aren’t the only mammal tourists visiting the waters of the Chesapeake. Will you be lucky enough to see an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin? If not, you can learn more about these animals by taking this quiz.

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Dolphins!

It’s summer, and humans aren’t the only mammal tourists visiting the waters of the Chesapeake. Will you be lucky enough to see an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin? If not, you can learn more about these animals by taking this quiz....

Orchid lore

How much do you know about orchids? Test your knowledge with this quiz. Answers are below.  1. Which of these delicious flavors comes from a plant in the orchid family? A. Cinnamon B. Chocolate C. Nutmeg D. Vanilla 2. Orchids come in...

Bragging flights!

The facts listed here are no flights of fancy. Each describes a bird found in the watershed at some point of its life. Can you match them up? Answers are below. Acadian flycatcher American raven Blackpoll warbler Osprey Peregrine ralcon...

What waterfall?

Did you know that water in a stream or river must fall at least 5 vertical feet to be classified as a true waterfall? Here are some other waterfall definitions. It is up to you to unscramble the term. Answers are below. 1. T H U C E ...

Look Ma, no teeth!

Not all animals need teeth to eat. Here is a quiz about four of the Chesapeake watershed’s animals have adapted to capture and eat their prey. Match the animal to the correct statement. Answers are below. Blue crab Common merganser...

Save the date(s) for 2018!

Celebrate the Chesapeake year-round! Get out your 2018 calendar and save these dates that mark activities and resources to help you get the most out of living near the Bay. January 5: National Bird Day January 21: Squirrel...

Colorful critters

Here is a quiz about colors in the animal world. Will you pass it with flying colors? Answers are below. 1. A common myth is that animals can only see in black and white. Apes, and many fish, insects and birds see colors very well. Which...

Canal children

For 75 years, (1850–1924) canal boats carried salt, salted fish, oysters, potatoes, bricks, salt and plaster upstream. Downstream loads included flour, corn, oats, cornmeal, pork and stone. Lumber and wheat were carried both ways....

What am I?

It’s a wild world out there and the Chesapeake Bay is no exception. Here is a list of species you might encounter while hiking in the Chesapeake watershed. All you need to do is figure out what kind of species it is. Answers are...

Bears & Snakes!

Some people won’t hike in an area where they fear they might run into a bear or snake. The chance of encountering one of these creatures is very small, and if you take precautions, the chance of being injured is even smaller. Here are...

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