Category Archives: Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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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Another Good Birding Day on Wye Island

It’s hard to imagine how a day of birding could not be great when you start out with these two guys standing guard at the bridge on to wye island. December 17th saw dozens of blue birds, flocks of mourning … Continue reading

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A Birder’s Hike on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Wye Island on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is a great spot for a day hike, especially if you like to bird.  It is a well-preserved island featuring meadows, working farmland and some of the last old-growth forest on the Eastern Shore.  … Continue reading

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Cider Donuts in Maryland?? And a hike to boot!

It’s not easy to find an 8 mile circuit hike on the Delmarva Peninsula.  As common as they are in Virginia and Pennsylvania, most tracks of public land large enough on Delmarva are either geared toward hunting and  not well … Continue reading

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The “2 Playground” Solution

How do you get an 8 year old to agree to go for a walk with you? Well, you choose a short hike that has a playground on each end. Tuckahoe State Park in Ridgely, Maryland is the perfect solution. … Continue reading

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