This Month on the Bay


Each month, CBF's Senior Naturalist John Page Williams explores and shares the seasonal wonders of the Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • This Month on the Bay: February

    February 7, 2018

    The great blue heron was being smart, standing under sheltering pines at the edge of a marsh.

  • This Month on the Bay: January

    January 4, 2018

    You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about the Chesapeake when its bare bones are showing.

  • This Month on the Bay: December

    December 19, 2017

    There’s a piece of beach in front of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s headquarters where an East wind pushes waves onto a sand bar. In the Fall of the year, those waves concentrate baitfish.

  • This Month on the Bay: October

    October 30, 2017

    Chase the colors of autumn on the waterways of the Chesapeake. With colors ranging from yellow through flaming red to deep purple, the best Mid-Atlantic leaf peeping is from the water.

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