August 24, 2018
Tidal Fresh sounds like an oxymoron. If a waterway is tidal, its bottom must be below sea level and open to the ocean, so it should be salty. Right? Nope.
July 11, 2018
If oyster reefs are the Chesapeake's equivalents to corals, underwater grass beds are our rain forests.
June 12, 2018
Our Bay's worms are cornerstones of its ecological wealth.
May 9, 2018
Mahogany tides are natural occurrences, but a bloom as widespread and deep as the one that came this week is a serious reminder of how much we have overfertilized our waters with nitrogen and phosphorus.
April 12, 2018
In the spring, our Chesapeake swells with silver: shad and river herring.
March 29, 2018
"Wow! Did you see that? A cottonmouth moccasin chased me on my water skis. Good thing I didn't fall."
February 7, 2018
The great blue heron was being smart, standing under sheltering pines at the edge of a marsh.
January 4, 2018
You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about the Chesapeake when its bare bones are showing.
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.
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.
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.