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Ranger Max Considers Trail Etiquette – Guest Post

Max has been a Volunteer Ranger at Maryland’s Patapsco Valley State Park (PVSP) since he retired back in 2010. He made a personal goal of hiking each major trail in the park for the fun of it and so he … Continue reading

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Plant Meadows, Save Bees – Post by Mark Southerland

Everyone knows about the colony collapse disorder affecting honeybees imported from Europe, but few know that Maryland has at least 425 species of native bees ready to pollinate our plants, if we can reverse the loss of native meadows. The … Continue reading

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Walking with Eagles

 Like many others, I have been dropping by Wilde Lake here in Howard County to watch the eagles. I have counted as many as 8 bald eagles at a time. They have been hanging out here for the past two weeks! That … Continue reading

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Major Accomplishments of 2015 – The Slinky Effect

There have been numerous articles over the past few weeks suggesting the high points of 2015.  Many of these are looking at national or global issues. Some of the ones I have been reading summarize environmental initiatives and others discuss the progress … Continue reading

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Back to My Roots – Guest Post on Local Farming Movement

Guest post by Darryl Pastor On April 10, 2015 my 3,500 mile journey from Florida to Oregon had ended and I was at Dancing Roots Farm as an organic farming apprentice, seeking to improve my relationship with food, the land, … Continue reading

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Why Support Land Trusts, Parks, Natural Places, and Open Spaces

Why should we support land trusts, parks, natural places, and open spaces? There are so many good causes that we often lose track of the importance of these organizations to our present and future health. Just consider for a moment … Continue reading

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Pack It In/Pack It Out

More and more parks across the country are moving to a policy of encouraging people to take their trash home with them. This is always a good policy. In the case of the parks it is also a cost saving … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gifts to Give Your Children

I was asked in response to my last blog on giving meaningful gifts to children if there were other gifts that would measure up to or complement the gift of A Love of Nature. I certainly think there are a … Continue reading

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Looking for a Meaningful Gift? Share Your Love of Nature.

Looking for a meaningful gift? Give the gift that will last a lifetime: Share your love of nature. So much of what we give and get are temporal items that have little, lasting meaning to the recipient. What if you could … Continue reading

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#Optoutside on Black Friday

Don’t shop! You don’t need it. Go outside! Connect with others and the natural world. Check out these blog posts: Top Ten Hikes in Howard County, MD  and Best Places to Visit in Howard County, MD. Take-a-way: There are a … Continue reading

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