Sorting Chestnut Tree Seedlings at Cub Hill Ranger Station

These are additional images of our board members sorting chestnut tree seedlings. All were distributed the following weekend. Find the full information about sorting at these links: American Chestnut Seedling Giveaway (2022), American Chestnut Seedlings Giveaway on Earth Day, and Sorting chestnut tree seedlings, 2021. (Click on title of post to view the images.)

Deep Sea Octopuses Find Ways to Use Human Trash for Shelter

Creative ways octopuses are using garbage in oceans is an interesting article in Huffington Post about how intelligent cephalopods use trash and litter for shelters because sea shells are gone. The Smithsonian Magazine also discusses this topic. My Octopus Teacher, the fascinating 2020 Netflix film, teaches us about the intelligence of our intriguing friends in … Continue reading Deep Sea Octopuses Find Ways to Use Human Trash for Shelter

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.

Christmas Tree Recycling Collection, Baltimore County – Starting January 10 – 15, 2022

Please place your (once) live trees at the location for your trash and recyclables. The collection will take place over a two-week period, with pick-up dates varying by location. To ensure collection, place your trees on the curb by January 15th and leave them in place until collection occurs. For details, click on this link … Continue reading Christmas Tree Recycling Collection, Baltimore County – Starting January 10 – 15, 2022