Maryland’s most famous crustacean has been rebounding
Maryland politicians and Department of Natural Resources officials are patting themselves on the back (and deservedly so) for the resurgence of the blue crab population this year, with a predicted abundance of juvenile crabs greater than has been seen in almost 20 years. Due to the restrictions placed on the harvest of female crabs beginning in 2008, the population of Maryland’s most famous crustacean has been rebounding smartly every year since....
Nature is cute, if you live in a Disney documentary
Oscar is a baby chimpanzee, living a blissful life in the jungles of Uganda. His mom dotes on him. He romps with other baby chimps during upbeat musical sequences.
But in the distance the evil Scar and his hoard of chimp raiders threaten Oscar’s idyllic life.
If it sounds like a Disney movie, it is.
You won’t have to battle crowds to hook the toothy pickerel
My small Tony spoon with a lip-hooked bull minnow sailed out and landed alongside one of the many fallen trees angling out from the impoundment’s shoreline. I let my lure sink next to the tangle of branches for a moment, then lifted the rod tip of my small spin rod and began teasing the bait back.
Never use horse manure without composting it first
The proliferation of horse farms in southern Maryland has resulted in owners convincing their friends and neighbors that horse manure is great for the garden. After one experience with using horse manure in the garden, you’ll discover that it’s not what it’s cracked up to be.
Annapolis’ new chicken ordinance is part of a bigger trend
The census of creatures in our neighborhoods is adding new categories.
Annapolitan chickens are the latest, as this week Mayor Josh Cohen signed an ordinance welcoming small flocks of hens, but no roosters, on a three-year trial.
The curtain rises four times a year, but the drama never stops
Janet Luby, the woman behind Bay Theatre Company, is a little surprised to see her brainchild reach double digits. It’s not as if she expected her effort to bring professional theatre to Annapolis to fail.
“The idea of its not working out didn’t even factor in,” she says. “Anything is possible.”