The Elegance of an Egret

The Elegance of an Egret

Snowy Egret, along the South River, Maryland, June 2020. (Photos: Clandestine Wren Photography) Snowy Egrets, which grace shorelines and marshes around the Chesapeake Bay, truly seem to define elegance. Thus the reason they were hunted to near extinction in the United...
#BlackBirdersWeek

#BlackBirdersWeek

Chesapeake conservationists — many of us know that when we gather in meetings or within our organizations there is a predominant demographic. We often talk about how a particular gathering is not reflective of the face of our region. So what an inspirational bit...
Tulips of the Sky

Tulips of the Sky

“Nothing can surpass in beauty the form, or the glossy, vivid green of the leaves of the tulip-tree. … but their glory was altogether eclipsed by the gorgeous splendor of the profuse blossoms. Conceive, closely congregated, a million of the largest and most...
Monday Memorial

Monday Memorial

It seems fitting to pause from our regular celebration of the magic of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for a day more focused on memory. We are in a moment – a long one – where loss is readily apparent, at a rate far higher than normal, from something we cannot see. We...
Gaze Upon Me to Soothe Your Soul

Gaze Upon Me to Soothe Your Soul

The world feels upside down. Our lives, as well. We search for normalcy, but cannot find it. We desire plans for the future — anticipation of good things to come — but cannot see when those plans will ripen. Some of us just seek to get by. One day to the...