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Articles by Margaret Tearman

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You may need to get down on your hands and knees for this one.    
    And you will definitely need your computer or smart phone.
    Bee counting has gone hi-tech.
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Mixing rock, country and comedy to feed Bubbles and Squeak

For a quarter-century, music fed Calvert Marine Museum’s otters and salaried its staff.     
    In service of the museum’s twin causes of local history and science, Los Lobos howled, Crosby Stills and Nash harmonized, Bob Dylan growled and the Allman Brothers jammed.
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Disneyland Mousers get housing, food, health care — and a job

The cat’s out of the bag. And Calvert’s feral cats may be out of a home.    
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America’s No. 1 animal rights advocate joins state activists to celebrate a landmark legislative year
It has been a very good year to be an animal in Maryland. Propelled by the volunteer organization Maryland Votes for Animals and bi-partisan support, five animal protection bills became law in 2011.
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While they don’t bite, mosquito-like giants do pester

First it was the invasion of the stinkbugs that had Bay Country residents bugged. Those pests have, for the most part, left our homes for the outdoors — unfortunately to eat their way through summer crops. But that’s another story.
    Now it’s another flying insect driving some of us nuts.
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It’s easier to say that popular word than to define it

Buying local is all the rage. But what is local? Until now, there has been no way to guarantee that what you’re buying is grown locally — whatever that is — or even grown in Maryland.
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A village turns up for a lost cat

Murphy is missing. The sweet-natured cat disappeared from her home in Chesapeake Overlook, near the Anne Arundel-Calvert line on Sunday, June 5.
    Finding Murphy has become a community effort.
    There isn’t anything particularly exceptional about Murphy, says her human, Colleen Sabo.
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Five Smithsonian cheetah cubs thriving

For five cheetah cubs born May 28 at the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., the first doctor’s visit was a house call.
    In mid-June, Smithsonian biologists spent a few minutes examining the two-pound furballs — and happily reported all five cubs to be healthy and active.
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Preparing for disasters natural and unnatural

The zombies are coming!    
    Well, maybe.    
    Actually, not likely.    
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Dale and Debbie Jones want you to know what you eat, where it came from and how it was raised

What are you eating and where did it come from? That’s Dale and Debbie Jones’ mantra.
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