Maryland Wildlife News

Drop in young crab population brings concern to bay stewardsBay NetFor example, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries halts the commercial harvest of blue crabs for a 30-day-period every year to allow the species to stabilize. According to the Chesapeake Bay Program's advisory, population numbers ... blue ... [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
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Washington PostDo yourself a favor and visit Maryland's giant sunflower farm this weekendWashington PostThe park is part of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources. Deer, wild turkey and more than 200 species of birds have been known to wander the land there. There are various roadside parking options, but if you'd rather not drive, the wildlife area ...and more [...]
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
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Do yourself a favor and visit Maryland's giant sunflower farm this weekendWashington PostThe park is a part of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources. Deer, wild turkey and more than 200 species of birds have been known to wander the land there. There are various roadside parking options but if you'd rather not drive, the wildlife area ... [...]
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
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Commissioners proclaim July as Lakes Appreciation MonthThe Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)Commissioner Paul Edwards read the proclamation, which notes that lakes and reservoirs are among Maryland's “most valuable natural resources,” providing drinking water, irrigation, energy, recreation, scenic beauty and habitat for wildlife. The ... [...]
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
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Alexandria Gazette PacketMarine Sanctuary Proposed for the PotomacAlexandria Gazette Packet#The remains of the ghost fleet, which is the largest collection of wrecks in the Western hemisphere, has produced a unique combination of American Naval history and marine wildlife habitat. For that reason, Mallows Bay is working its way through ... [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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Virginia Connection NewspapersMarine Sanctuary Proposed for the PotomacVirginia Connection Newspapers#The remains of the ghost fleet, which is the largest collection of wrecks in the Western hemisphere, has produced a unique combination of American Naval history and marine wildlife habitat. For that reason, Mallows Bay is working its way through ... [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (press release)Brown Pelican Banding on Adam IslandSmithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (press release)Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Research Ecologist, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (right) and David Brinker, Central Regional Ecologist, Wildlife and Heritage Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (left) set up a leg-loop trap over a nest in a ... [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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Washington PostNotable deaths in the Washington areaWashington PostMrs. Peters, a resident of McLean, Va., was born Barbara Nerz in Newburgh, N.Y. She settled in the Washington area in 1968 and was an editor with Time-Life Books from 1976 to 1979, followed by several years with National Wildlife Books. She wrote ... [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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Leggett's Plan For Shady Grove Land Hasn't Yielded Windfall So Far; Sunflowers Will Blanket Poolesville FieldsBethesdaMagazine.comThe flowers will brighten the roadside across nine different fields at McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area. A biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said peak bloom will occur near the end of this month. DNR has posted a map of ... [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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Delmarva Daily TimesRenowned environmental reporter Molly Murray has diedDelmarva Daily TimesCollin O'Mara, CEO of the National Wildlife Federation and former secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, called Murray "one of the greatest conservation champions Delaware has ever known. "I've worked ... [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
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The News JournalRenowned environmental reporter Molly Murray has diedThe News JournalCollin O'Mara, CEO of the National Wildlife Federation and former secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, called Murray "one of the greatest conservation champions Delaware has ever known." "I've worked with ...and more [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
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The grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence–or the riverWest Virginia MetroNewsI don't follow the nuts and bolts of Ohio DNR or their wildlife management and structure of how they do things, but clearly there is a LOT of politics at play there. Not only is the action ... Have a look at California or Maryland for the proof. It's ...and more [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
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