This Month on the Bay: The Dirt on Soil Health
May 13, 2020
What worms, a shovel, and some water can tell you about the miraculous world beneath your feet.
This Month on the Bay: Homebound Birding
April 13, 2020
We all may be stuck close to our nests, but webcams and windows are still aflutter as the Bay’s charismatic avian residents celebrate spring. Here’s what to look for.
This Month on the Bay: Tiny, Timid, Timberdoodle Dancers
March 13, 2020
The sun sank. The indigo evening swept in with a hush. Ears straining and flashlights ready, we waited for the timberdoodles.
This Month on the Bay: Skunk Cabbage are the Bay’s Bouquet
February 14, 2020
An ode to mud puddles and odiferous plants.
This Month on the Bay: March’s Lion Has Lost His Teeth
March 21, 2019
True to form, March 2019 came in like a lion this year.
This Month on the Bay: Buffleheads and a Winter Miracle
December 5, 2018
From Northern Canadian forests to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Buffleheads are back for winter.
This Month on the Bay: From Fall Colors to Dead Leaves
November 7, 2018
Tuesday's elections may determine the success or failure of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup.
This Month on the Bay: Late Summer Glory in Tidal Fresh Marshes
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.
This Month on the Bay: Life in an Eelgrass Bed
July 11, 2018
If oyster reefs are the Chesapeake's equivalents to corals, underwater grass beds are our rain forests.
This Month on the Bay: Worms in Love in June
June 12, 2018
Our Bay's worms are cornerstones of its ecological wealth.
This Month on the Bay: A Mahogany Tide in May
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.
This Month on the Bay: Springtime Silver in the Rivers in April
April 12, 2018
In the spring, our Chesapeake swells with silver: shad and river herring.
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