This Week's Features:
There’s an itch to be scratched when boat fever and fish fever spread.
by Sandra Olivetti Martin
Jackie Waymire, children’s theater impresario. by Dotty Holcomb Doherty
Plant your garden with the best of local botanicals. by Carrie Madren
But most spring-blooming flowers should be safe
It is highly unlikely that we will be harvesting apricots and cherries from our gardens this year. Matter of fact, the Bay Gardener lost more that half of his crop of peaches this year. The nectarines survived much better because more than half of their flowers were still tightly curled when the frost came. Freezing temperatures will kill most open flowers.
Hormones pumped into cows can end up in our glasses
Cows naturally produce bovine somatotropin in their pituitary glands, and traces are secreted by the animals when milked. More popularly known as bovine growth hormone, bovine somatotropinin interacts with other hormones in cows’ bodies to control the amount of milk they produce.
Celebrate our second cross-quarter day
After the late frost of a few weeks ago, springtime blossoms are in full bloom. Seeds planted according to lore at full moon nearest vernal equinox are now seedlings arching skyward as we near the midpoint to summer.
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It’s official: Rockfish season is here and all is well
Winter is officially vanquished. No matter the chilling temperatures, gale winds or any other uncomfortable scenario Mother Nature has thrown at us in this endlessly unfolding and chilly April, rockfish season is here at last, and all is well.
To know the sturgeon is to love it
Fanned by a warm afternoon wind, our trawler turns from the Chesapeake into the Choptank River.
From the depths of the Bay we have just crossed, something is missing: a giant denizen called the Atlantic sturgeon. Scientists at the Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, where we dock, are working with scientists in several states to restore the dinosaur-age fish to its ancestral Bay haunts. The species was fished almost into oblivion in the Bay less than a century ago.
Maryland gets America’s strongest stormwater management law … and buys Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge a $10.3 million buffer from development … Last week St. Mary’s College of Maryland students voted to tax themselves to bring all-green energy to their campus; now University of Maryland undergrads follow suit … South Arundel Citizens for Responsible Development takes on development in the shareholders’ meeting of Severn Bancorp … and last but not least, this week’s Creature Feature: Meet a rare, snorting Borneo rhino. captured by camera trap…
Ten Ways You Know It’s Past Time to Launch Your Boat
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by Sandra Olivetti Martin
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