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Kathleen Gaskell

Chesapeake corsages

Here are descriptions of five wild orchids found in the Chesapeake watershed. Can you match them?

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?

Eat like a bird?

When people say that someone eats like a bird, they usually mean that the person eats very little. But, in some ways, the assumptions behind the saying aren’t accurate. The truth is, birds eat a lot when comparing the amount that they consume with their size. Also, one doesn’t see many humans imitating the dining habits described below. Can you match these birds that spend some...

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. 

Fall in love with these waterfalls!

April showers bring… If flowing waterfalls popped into your head, you are correct! Perhaps matching each waterfall to its description will whet your appetite for a visit. 

Sink your teeth into this quiz!

It is not unusual for the weather in early March to be “biting cold.” So what better month to celebrate teeth? In this first part of the quiz, match the creatures listed here with the four statements just below them, then answer two toothy questions. 

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.

Seedy birdie!

Do you want to increase the odds of seeing some of these birds, and others, at your backyard feeder but are puzzled about what to feed them? Instead of trying to solve this problem on your own, we are supplying the answers up front.

Colorful critters

Here is a quiz about colors in the animal world. Will you pass it with flying colors?

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About Kathleen Gaskell

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Kathleen A. Gaskell has been the the copy/design editor of the Bay Journal since 1995, and is also its Bay Buddies and Chesapeake Challenge columnist and compiler of the items for Bulletin Board. She earlier worked at The Sun in Baltimore beginning in December 1986, where she worked on the business, local and national copy desks, the layout desk and as the assistant night editor. She also worked at The Detroit News in Michigan. She attended Michigan State University on a creative writing scholarship, from which she received degrees in journalism and French. In the summer of 1981, she was named a Dow Jones Newspaper Intern, a competition that annually honors the nation’s top 40 copy editing journalism students.

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