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Is it a lake? That de-ponds...

Is it a large pond or a small lake? Believe it or not, there is no “official” definition of a pond. While many use size as criteria — large = lake, small=pond — remember that the Atlantic Ocean is sometimes referred...

Sink your talons into this eagle-eyed quiz

The Pennsylvania Game Commission, in a partnership with HDOnTap, Comcast Business and Friends of Codorus State Park will again offer the Pennsylvania "Nest Cam," which covers a bald eagles' nest near Hanover, PA, during this winter...

Chill out this winter – but not too much!

Hypothermia isn’t cool! If your body loses heat faster than it can produce it for a prolonged period, vital organs and the nervous system start to malfunction. If symptoms are allowed to go too far, death will result. Here is a quiz...

Winter Waterfowl!

This issue’s Bay Journeys insert contains an article about the best places to go birding in the Chesapeake region, even in the winter. This combined Chesapeake Challenge/Bay Buddies quiz contains the photos of five ducks that you...

City Code-Crackers

The Chesapeake Bay watershed’s 64,000 square miles is home to many cities, towns, villages and other jurisdictions. Test your knowledge of the watershed by decoding the communities listed under each state(s). Once you have figured...

Bee! Afraid? That’s called melissophobia

It’s a wild world out there! Some might even say scary. Below is a list of natural things and the name of the phobia for those who fear them. Match them up — if you dare!!! Arachnophobia Botanophobia Brontophobia...

A Trove of Trivia

While doing research for puzzles over the years, I have collected ticklish tidbits about the Bay or its watershed’s flora and fauna that I couldn’t quite figure out how to incorporate into a Chesapeake Challenge or Bay Buddies....

Daddy Dearest

Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Here is a list of species and descriptions of the male’s role in sustaining the next generation. Can you match them up? Coyote Giant Waterbug Great...

Meet Mother Nature’s mothers

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers in the Chesapeake watershed. Here is a list of species and a description of the lengths to which some of these mothers will go to protect their young — or not. Can you match them up?...

Are you the egghead that you’re cracked up to be?

Only an egghead will get all of these right. 1. What is the term for the part of the egg that nourishes the developing animal inside? A. Albumin B. Embryo C. Yolk D. Zygote 2. What is the term for a mass of eggs in a fish when they...

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