Category Archives: Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Sunrise in the Marsh

To arrive too early in the marsh is an adventure in pure listening; the ear roams at will among the noises of the night, without let or hinderance from eye or hand. — Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac. I … Continue reading

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Walking Through Hay Rolls

While flipping through an old copy of Bird Watcher’s digest, I stopped to enjoy this short essay by author and naturalist Julie Zickefoose: The hay roll, what a wondrous creation. Of all recent innovations in agriculture, it is my favorite. … Continue reading

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Hike Kent County Maryland

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Hike Kent County Maryland

What a great time to hike Sassafras Natural Resource Area in Kent County, Maryland. Perfect place to witness springs’s arrival.

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Millington, Maryland Wildlife Management Area

A recent walk through the Millington Wildlife Management Area in eastern Kent County, Maryland reminded me of a theme of Paul Gruchow’s book “The Necessity of Empty Places” which is that there needs to be in the world, if only … Continue reading

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Winter Birding on Delmarva’s Wye Island

A sampling of birds found on Wye Island on a morning walk on February 10, 2013: Red tailed hawk Blue heron Mallards Canada geese Tufted Titmouse Cardinal Mocking Bird White Throated Sparrow Chickadee Bluebird Blue jays Robins American crows Wood … Continue reading

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5 Sunday Drives to See Delmarva Waterfowl

If there is one thing that people living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland all have in common, it’s that we love to complain about the seasonal visitors who clog our roads, over run our restaurants and turn the smallest … Continue reading

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Watching 2 Fishermen

I observed 2 fishermen down by the river as they attempted unsuccessfully to share the same fishing spot. They eyed each other warily. The first, a tall quiet fellow dressed in blue and gray, quietly standing and watching. He is … Continue reading

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Hiking the Cliffs of Maryland’s Eastern Shore

When people picture the Chesapeake Bay from the vantage of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, they usually picture vast marshes fading out into the open water of the Bay, or gently sloping farmland down to quiet tidal creeks and rivers.  … Continue reading

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Winter at Eastern Neck Island National Wildlife Refuge

Winter is the best time for a visit to the Delmarva’s national wildlife refuges. No Mosquitos, fewer visitors and ironically, the best time of year to see migratory waterfowl and birds of prey. While Dorchester County’s Blackwater Wildlife Refuge and … Continue reading

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