| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:37 AM
It's been five years since the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery was declared a disaster, and despite progress using science-based guidelines for protecting female crabs, the iconic Chesapeake crustacean is still not out of the woods. The Baltimore Sun's...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off.
Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:33 PM
State officials approved a deal Wednesday that permanently protects environmentally sensitive land along the Nanticoke River on the Eastern Shore.
The 201-acre conservation easement on a farm near the Delaware border creates an important link in a 50-...
| Aug 31, 2013
William Gillette had it right when he was writing his will regarding the future of his castle on the banks of the Connecticut River. He wrote his "castle in the sky" should never be in the "possession of some blithering saphead who had no conception of...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Some cravings will not be ignored. Deny yourself for too long, and the craving may become an obsession. The foods we crave are often regional specialties that are seemingly out of reach — a Philly cheese steak, barbecue pulled pork, red velvet...
| Jul 10, 2013
Bluff Spring Fen was on my list for years.
Time and again, when I asked fellow nature lovers to suggest a truly special experience in the Chicago area's wilderness, they sang the praises of Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve.
A rare ecosystem, a...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The preserve may be small -- just 73 acres -- but it's memorable. In a state known for its sandy beaches, Blowing Rocks is one of the few that has, well, rocks.
Of course, this isn't Maine's coastline. The rocks that break the surf along the shoreline...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Eric Draper is Executive Director of Audubon Florida, the state program of National Audubon Society. In addition to leading a staff of 58 and raising a $5 million budget, Eric lobbies the Florida Legislature and executive agencies and is recognized as a...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Jake's coaching helped our friend, Jill, clock a personal best at the OC Half Marathon.
I hope to benefit from Jake's know-how and flash a smile as big as Jill's when I complete the L.A. Marathon later this year.
Yet when I read Jake's email directing...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Leading a tour of the Soldiers Delight area of western Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon, Paula Becker, an ecologist with Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, was pleased to report the first blooming of serpentine chickweed — a plant as...
| Apr 8, 2013
A non-native, invasive insect that attacks and kills Eastern hemlock trees has advanced westward across Pennsylvania to Clarion and Jefferson counties where infestations have been confirmed in two state parks. “The hemlock woolly adelgid, a...