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July 2015

If you want to catch fish, you can’t wait for a perfect conditions

Even as we headed out, the day already looked challenging. Wind predicted at eight knots was easily twice that, and my small skiff was rocking and rolling under overcast skies. Donning foul weather coats, we soldiered on, ignoring a chill spray blowing down the port side onto both of us.

Help these fruit trees recover from two bad winters

The winter of 2013-’14 killed the stems of most of the figs in southern Maryland. However the roots were still very much alive and generated an abundance of new stems from the ground. The robust roots produced stems that were able to produce a few figs. But most stems produced no fruit. They would have this year, except for another killing winter this past year.     At the northernmost range for growing figs, we have to face the fact that extremely cold winters can mean no fruit.

BONUS Mayo Beach Park July Public Open Day

Event Date:  July 5, 2015 - 11:00am - 6:00pm Go swimming at Mayo Beach Park south of Annapolis THIS Sunday July 5 2015 from 11 am to 6 pm. The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is opening Mayo Beach Park for a BONUS July Public Open Day this Fourth of July weekend. This event is FREE and open to the general public. Enjoy the beach on Sunday afternoon without worrying about getting home across the Bay Bridge on Sunday night! Bring your kids and your grandkids and make a day of it! No alcohol and please leash your dog. Event website: Location Mayo Beach Park 4150 Honeysuckle Drive Edgewater MD 21037 United States See map: Google Maps