Upcoming Woodland Stewardship Opportunities!

The University of Maryland Extension's Woodland Stewardship Education program offers and shares a variety of webinars, workshops, publications and educational programs for woodland owners, natural resource professionals, and interested citizens across Maryland. Please consider participating in one of these offerings. There are four events listed: 1) April's Woodland & Wildlife Webinar: Deer Report 2022 April … Continue reading Upcoming Woodland Stewardship Opportunities!

How Do Birds Survive the Final Months of Winter?

Watching backyard birds at my feeders from November through the end of February, I've wondered how they manage to survive a dearth of food and cold- and wind-free shelters throughout the long winter months. In my back yard I provide a variety of foods to satisfy different species, from suet cakes for woodpeckers, to small … Continue reading How Do Birds Survive the Final Months of Winter?

The Woods In Your Backyard Train the Trainers Workshop registration has been extended until March 4.

There is no cost for this workshop. The Woods In Your Backyard (WIYB) Partnership is offering a free Train The Trainers workshop in Hagerstown, Maryland on March 22-23, 2022. The Partnership is seeking representatives of organizations that can utilize the printed publications, experience, and resources to offer educational outreach opportunities for landowners, professionals and others … Continue reading The Woods In Your Backyard Train the Trainers Workshop registration has been extended until March 4.

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear's birthday is celebrated each year on August 11th. Smokey, a baby black bear that was rescued from a wildfire in New Mexico in 1950, became a symbol for the longest-running public service announcement campaign in U. S. history, a campaign that still exists. Experienced firefighters and men in their prime served in WWII, … Continue reading Smokey Bear