The Wooly Adelgid is a tiny parasite that is methodically killing a beautiful species of tree, the Eastern Hemlock. Maryland's large tract of Eastern Hemlock forest near the state's western edge isn't immune - experts from the Maryland DNR are hurriedly searching for a way to stop the Adelgid before it's too late.
Humming in the Garden
It's easier than you ever thought to attract hummingbirds to your own backyard! The Ruby Throated Humming bird is Maryland's native species. It weighs only a tenth of an ounce and is attracted to nectar supplied by native plants or attentive homeowners. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Wild Acres Program helps homeowners attract wildlife to their own backyards, such as different species of Hummingbirds.
For Nick Carter, all of nature is a dynamic system of interdependent subsystems. His complex vision of how the planet works drives him to bring the message of stewardship to Marylanders.