%2 http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/features/all en Common Buckeye Butterfly on Lantana http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/common-buckeye-butterfly-lantana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Plant a flower garden and extend your acquaintance</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lantana drew this common buckeye butterfly to Sandra Bell&rsquo;s Port Republic garden. &ldquo;Butterflies and hummingbirds love them!&rdquo; she wrote of this bright, cluster-flowered species of verbena.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;They&rsquo;re drawn to open, sunny areas with low vegetation and some bare ground. The six eyespots on the buckeye&rsquo;s wings discourage predators that take if for something bigger. The warmth-loving species lays three broods in the deep South, and some of those progeny reach as far north as Canada.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/creature-feature/article/common-buckeye-butterfly-lantana" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/common_buckeye-082015.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/common-buckeye-butterfly-lantana#comments Creature Feature Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:20:05 +0000 bayweekly_master 29157 at http://www.bayweekly.com Consider Adopting or Fostering a Homeless Animal http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/consider-adopting-or-fostering-homeless-animal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>It&rsquo;s rewarding all around</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Lisa Gyory </div> </div> </div> <p>There is nothing in the world like the feeling you get when you adopt a homeless animal.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;They say the animal you rescue will know that&nbsp;you saved them, and I have experienced that first hand.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/creature-feature/article/consider-adopting-or-fostering-homeless-animal" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/lisa_gyory_andmabel.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lisa Gyory and Mabel. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/consider-adopting-or-fostering-homeless-animal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/consider-adopting-or-fostering-homeless-animal#comments Creature Feature Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:13:25 +0000 bayweekly_master 29066 at http://www.bayweekly.com Lucky Charms http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/lucky-charms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>How else to explain such a catch?</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>Pulling on the trotline one final time to straighten it and ensure proper tension, we dropped the red trailing float and released its anchor into the water, completing the setup. It was just after sunrise, an early start being a necessity when hoping for a good catch of blue crabs. Still, we also knew our job was not going to be easy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/lucky-charms" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/lucky_charms-girls_crabbing.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucky charms Emma, 9, and Sydney, 10, hauled in the better part of two bushels of crabs in a morning outing. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/lucky-charms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/lucky-charms#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:34:14 +0000 bayweekly_master 28990 at http://www.bayweekly.com You Can Skip the Fertilizer http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/you-can-skip-fertilizer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Fall gardens want compost</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>It is highly unlikely your garden has used up all the fertilizer you applied this spring. This is especially true if your garden soil is rich in organic matter and you used lots of compost.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Compost raises soil temperatures, while its organic matter releases nutrients at a rate nearly equivalent to the needs of plants. The roots from the previous crop are also decomposing and releasing nutrients.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/you-can-skip-fertilizer" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/handful_of_compost-080615.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/you-can-skip-fertilizer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/you-can-skip-fertilizer#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:21:15 +0000 bayweekly_master 28986 at http://www.bayweekly.com Time to Start Your Fall Garden http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/time-start-your-fall-garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Cool-weather vegetables are ready to plant mid-summer</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>Now that spring-planted lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi and potatoes have been harvested, it&rsquo;s time to prepare your fall garden. Many spring vegetables can be repeated. Beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots cauliflower, lettuce, peas and snap beans love the cool weather of fall. Most can be planted in the garden from late-July to mid-August.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/time-start-your-fall-garden" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/cool-weather_vegetable_planting.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="63" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/time-start-your-fall-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/time-start-your-fall-garden#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:08:52 +0000 bayweekly_master 28858 at http://www.bayweekly.com A Plan for White Perch http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/plan-white-perch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Recreational anglers deserve their fair share of the catch</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>Our white perch have long waited for Maryland Department of Natural Resources to give them a formal management program. A plan proposed in 1990 stalled over opposition from commercial fishermen. A 2005 effort failed again.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Finally, an updated management program is under way and a draft released for comment. In reading the 2015 Review of the Maryland White Perch Fishery Management Plan, I was pleased and only a little disappointed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/plan-white-perch" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/perch_report-073015.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/plan-white-perch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/plan-white-perch#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:11:27 +0000 bayweekly_master 28859 at http://www.bayweekly.com Have You Seen This Dog? http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/have-you-seen-dog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Help Bailey find his way home</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Karen Lambert </div> </div> </div> <p>Oh where, oh where has this giant dog gone? Oh where, oh where can he be?<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Five-year-old Bailey, a 120-plus-pound all white Great Pyrenees, ought to be hard to lose. But in the month since Bailey wandered away from his West River home, owners Janet and Bennett Crandell have found not a clue to his whereabouts.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;People from Edgewater to Waldorf are saying, I could swear that I&rsquo;d seen that dog,&rdquo; Janet Crandell says. &ldquo;But the sightings have not been Bailey.&rdquo;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/creature-feature/article/have-you-seen-dog" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/bailey_poster.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/have-you-seen-dog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/have-you-seen-dog#comments Creature Feature Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:23:28 +0000 bayweekly_master 28867 at http://www.bayweekly.com So Long Mr. Scarecrow http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/so-long-mr-scarecrow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Big Eye keeps the birds away</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>For years I have covered my blueberry plants with bird netting just before the berries start turning blue. The netting was suspended from wires stretched on top of eight-foot-tall piles. &nbsp;After harvest, the netting had to be removed and returned to storage. This was a demanding job that required most of a day. Despite my best efforts, mocking birds and robins always managed to eat the berries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/so-long-mr-scarecrow" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/bigeye-072315.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/so-long-mr-scarecrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/so-long-mr-scarecrow#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:25:56 +0000 bayweekly_master 28724 at http://www.bayweekly.com Danger from ­Above http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/danger-%C2%ADabove <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A waterspout may get you if you don&rsquo;t watch out</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>I focused on drifting the edges of a Bay Bridge pier, where I was hoping a big rockfish would inhale the chunk of soft crab I was presenting below. Conditions &shy;couldn&rsquo;t have been much better, with overcast skies and a slack tide. Then my cell phone buzzed.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;I cleared my line and fumbled with my shirt pocket. Finally, freeing the phone, I heard a familiar voice, my neighbor Capt. Frank Tuma, who was fishing a party just to the north of me.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/danger-%C2%ADabove" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/waterspouts-072315.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/danger-%C2%ADabove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/danger-%C2%ADabove#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:29:15 +0000 bayweekly_master 28726 at http://www.bayweekly.com Net a Crab http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/net-crab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Our beautiful swimmers are starting to run</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dennis Doyle&rsquo;s cautious Sporting Life report that crabbing finally &ldquo;may be improving&rdquo; is seconded by commercial crabbers, who are notorious pessimists. Better still, we&rsquo;ve seen chicken-neckers pulling in crabs at local piers.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Chicken-necking for Chesapeake Bay blue crabs requires you spend a quiet morning or afternoon alongside the Bay or one of its rivers. It gives you the fun of catching wily crustaceans. Then you get to eat them.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/good-living/article/net-crab" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/antique-crab-netter.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="112" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/net-crab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/net-crab#comments Good Living Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:33:43 +0000 bayweekly_master 28728 at http://www.bayweekly.com