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Features (Creature Feature)

You can hunt them, paint them or spend $5 to support them

It’s about that time of year when Maryland’s black bears go from being predators to prey.

On August 2, Maryland Department of Natural Resources began accepting applications from hunters who hope to shoot a bear in the season opening October 25.

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Leg bands help tell the story

Since April, 1,212 birds have been rescued from the filth spilling out of the Deep Water Horizon rig in the Gulf oil spill. Another 2,188 birds were found dead. Of the survivors, 511 have been released.

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Far ahead of schedule, this summer’s bumper crop is shocking the system

This is the true story about all of us who unwittingly, faithfully and dutifully went to our garden centers and bought tomato plants in mid-April. In this region, we’re cautioned not to plant before May 1. That was then. This is now, 2010, after the coldest, snowiest winter on record.

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Far ahead of schedule, this summer’s bumper crop is shocking the system

 

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Safely stashed in the doomsday vault are a diversity of seeds from New Mexico’s most well-known food group

 

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a person in a chicken suit

 

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After raising terrapins from hatchlings,
3rd-graders release them at Poplar Island

 

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Severn River Association lowers the magic number

Marylanders are planting oysters as if they can save the species by their effort alone. Perhaps they can.

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