Natural Domination "The Dominator" race pits stamina, brains and brawn against the wilds of Maryland's outdoors, as teams compete to triumph to win this first-of-a-kind sporting event in the state.
A PIP of a Plan As Maryland's population continues to grow, its large and diverse collection of state parks is visited by more and more people. Now, Maryland is spending millions to upgrade its parks around the state to make spending time at them more enjoyable.
Gorge of Treasures Hiking to remote spots along the C&O Canal, home to some plant species that are found nowhere else in the state, thanks to the cyclical flooding of the Potomac River.
Robbins in the Woods One of the most renowned bird authorities in the world, Maryland native & Ornithologist Chandler Robbins, is a legend among birders. Here, Robbins talks about his passion for birding and what he's gotten from it.
Cast and Reel Whether casting for perch, or going for Flounder or Rock the Chesapeake Bay offers a great time for anglers, old and young.
Eyes and Ears Volunteers mount horses and ride the trails in Maryland state parks to watch out for the safety and well-being of park visitors.
River of Air More art than science, pilots search for warm, gently rising rivers of thermal currents to lift their gliders higher and faster over the mountains and fields of central Maryland.
Through the Paces Man's best friend is put through the paces at hunting trials on the Maryland Eastern Shore, as trainers, hunters and dog enthusiasts meet to test their pooches' mettle.
Life in the Breakers The common Bluefish isn't being seen in Maryland's coastal water as much as it once was. That's why Maryland Department of Natural Resources scientists are studying the toothy, feisty fin fish, and its life in the breakers of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay.
A Last Dash Saluter is a winner. His story is a classic one...bought on a lark by a local Maryland trainer, Saluter now goes for a last dash at point-to-point glory. The thoroughbred, who's won 21 steeplechase races, now goes for the big one: the Virginia Gold Cup.
Bat Talk Bats in Pennsylvania have been found to holler echolocation screeches that seem to sound different than, say, Western Maryland bats, even though they're "saying" the same thing. One scientist's conclusion: It's not quite Baltimorese, but bats may speak in distinct dialects. Also: the state of bats and research to learn how different Maryland species are faring.
A Story of Slime For some creatures, slime is an absolute necessity. For others, like Maryland Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Ed Thompson, it provides a fascinating look into the lives of sticky, gooey Maryland fauna.