Conexiones Naturales

Conexiones Naturales

Bilingual Rangers and Smokey Bear getting ready for a day of fun activities with Latino park visitors at Sandy Point State Park.(L to R) Isabel Layton, Matias Orrego, Smokey, Daniel Salomon, and Julian Segovia.Credit: Chesapeake Conservancy “I love spending time...
What’s Bugging our Bugs?

What’s Bugging our Bugs?

Cicadas were the undisputed “Bug of the Summer” this year.Credit: Britt Slattery They appeared in a flash and took over much of the watershed with their cries and swarms, but then just as quickly they’ve faded from our public consciousness to restart their...
Where the Bay Meets the Ocean

Where the Bay Meets the Ocean

A technical graphic shows the Bay’s outflow plume throughout the year.Credit: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science For several decades the health of the Chesapeake Bay has been understood to be linked to the 64,000 square mile watershed....
Reflecting on Wilderness

Reflecting on Wilderness

Why a photo of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon? A recent experience there leads to this reflection on the value of wilderness. Wilderness. I’ve strayed from it in recent decades – the experience and the concept. Not long ago, I wrote “the rose-colored glasses...
Popularity Crisis

Popularity Crisis

Visitors pile into Cunningham Falls State Park.Credit: Baltimore Sun/Barbara Haddock Taylor “Nobody goes there any more. It’s too crowded.” This line often attributed to baseball great Yogi Berra is really traced back to England in the late 1800’s. But it is very...
Great Outdoors Month

Great Outdoors Month

Bilingual Ranger Julian Segovia leading a seine net program for Latinx youthCredit: Will Grinnell/Chesapeake Conservancy Ahhhhh, June! With the turn of the calendar comes the end of the school year; the beginnings of longer, warmer days and firefly-visited, starry...