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Nature Through a 4-year-old’s Eyes Explorer’s Club #1 – Lakes

I was out and about this summer and spent a fair bit of time exploring lakes. One of my companions on some of these jaunts was a 4-year old. This was great. She helped me see things in a whole … Continue reading

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Can Fiction Save Our Climate?

Scientists deal in the non-fiction world most of the time. We want to ask questions, collect data, make tentative interpretations, and then test these theories. It’s the old scientific method that has worked so well for creating our modern world. … Continue reading

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Turkeys, Eagles, and Pileated Woodpeckers, Oh My!!

Not a bad day. Aside from bluebirds, gold finches, and cardinals fighting over my bird feeder this morning, a full grown pileated woodpecker landed on the top of the pole holding the feeder. He gave me a great display for at … Continue reading

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The Chesapeake Watershed used across the region by Master Naturalist programs

  A copy of Ned Tillman’s book The Chesapeake Watershed: A sense of place and a call to action is presented to each of the participants in the University of Maryland sponsored Master Naturalist programs. If you are interested in … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss These 8 Upcoming Events

In these challenging times, I would like to invite you to the following events which are designed to build community and to raise awareness of how we can save the places we love. I will be there and hope to … Continue reading

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New Release – Coming of Age and Finding Your Place

  Guest Post by Author Julie Dunlap Growing up has always been tough. But the millennial generation, my young adult children’s cohort, faced especially daunting challenges. The 9/11 terror attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill, and SuperStorm Sandy, along with … Continue reading

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“Saving the Places we Love” is HoCo Book Selection of the Year.

I am delighted to share the great news that Saving the Places we Love, my second book, has been picked as the Howard County Book Connection selection for 2016-2017. The book was chosen by the Howard Community College, the Howard … Continue reading

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Ocean friendly choices for the consumer

Guest post by Mark Southerland, PhD We are all familiar with the pervasive effect of electronic devices on communication worldwide. Nearly everyone uses texts, emails, digital documents, e-books, and social media as their primary means for conducting business and personal … Continue reading

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Get outside and enjoy the end of summer.

We had a great hike around Kendall Ridge, Maryland on this past Thursday. I bet you have never been there. It was a 2 mile walk – part of the 120 miles of paths in Howard County. It was 1 … Continue reading

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Ellicott City Floods – The Need to be Proactive

Many of us want to know what we can do to help our neighbors in Ellicott City. We feel a strong need to react to this incident. I am sure there are some short term things that could help reduce … Continue reading

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