I'm about a week late in writing about Earth Day, but this subject seems to fit, so consider it my offering. Recently, someone challenged me to consider the COVID-19 outbreak from a non-human-centric point of view. The basic nature of the argument was this - if nothing else, the human tragedy associated with a global…Read more Earth Takes a Break
Every Day is Earth Day (Redux)
(Note: I've been dealing with some nasty illness over the past few days, and my muse has entirely abandoned me for more sterile environs. That said, I really didn't want to let Earth Day go by without some sort of comment - but I realize that my post from last year is still pretty darned…Read more Every Day is Earth Day (Redux)
Winter Solstice (Astronomy: Week of 12/17/17)
Stars rule the night. They are more than just windows into an infinite cosmos, or keys to the history of our own world. In a more tangible sense, the stars provide humanity with a roadmap, establishing time and place. Long before artificial lights poisoned our view of the night sky, and before human industry occupied…Read more Winter Solstice (Astronomy: Week of 12/17/17)
National Parks Fee-Free This Weekend
The comment period is still open and jury's still out on what the US National Park fee structure will look like next year - but this weekend, Nov 11-12, is the last FREE weekend of the calendar year 2017, in honor of Veterans Day. So if you haven’t made plans for the weekend, and this…Read more National Parks Fee-Free This Weekend
National Parks Fee-Free This Saturday
A quick public service announcement for all you fellow outdoors- or history-minded folks. September 30 (Saturday) is a fee-free day for all US National Parks, in honor of National Public Lands Day. So if you haven't made plans for the weekend, and this is the sort of enticement you need to check out a park…Read more National Parks Fee-Free This Saturday
A Weekend by the Campfire (Several, Actually)
I just wanted to share... Friday, I was able to do a little flying, before spending Friday evening at a friend's house, eating crabs and watching the sun set over the water, followed by a campfire. I spent Saturday morning helping friends and volunteering at the Elms Environmental Center, conducting a camping intro, of sorts,…Read more A Weekend by the Campfire (Several, Actually)
St. Mary’s Youth Fishing Rodeo – May 13
A great youth event by Maryland DNR in St. Mary's County.
Every Day is Earth Day
Tomorrow is Earth Day, April 22 - a day founded in the '70s, in the US, to draw attention to human excesses and neglect for the environment. It was a well-intentioned, generally appreciated idea, and is celebrated all over the world today. But as good as it is that we are reminded to take pause…Read more Every Day is Earth Day
National Parks Free!
Just a reminder - National Parks are free to enter this weekend and next, bookending National Parks Week. If that's enough encouragement, the next two hopefully beautiful spring weekends should be great times to visit your local park! Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2017: January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day February…Read more National Parks Free!
Chesapeake Bio Lab – Citizens For Science
Folks in Southern Maryland, the Chesapeake Biology Lab, on Solomons Island, is hosting free science seminars on Tuesday nights starting in late March. If you're interested in Bay ecology, they have some interesting topics lined up. Great opportunity to explore some of the science being conducted at the Bio Lab. Info and links copied below.…Read more Chesapeake Bio Lab – Citizens For Science
Every Kid In A Park
National Park Program to get all 4th-graders free access to National Parks.
NPS Announces Fee-Free Days for 2017
I made a quick reference to this in yesterday's pic, but wanted to give it more attention. Each year, the National Park Service sets aside a few days where entry fees and other fees are waived at ALL National Parks, including historical parks and monuments as well as the big ones like Shenandoah. If the…Read more NPS Announces Fee-Free Days for 2017