A grassroots movement is making its way across MD that encourages the use of native plants and gardening techniques.
Invasive species on both our land and waters are fiercely aggressive & the MD Dept of Natural Resources works to control the problem.
Scientists fear for the future of our Colonial Nesting Water Birds as their nesting areas disappear.
Maryland is graced with the beauty of rare wild orchids that grow in out-of-the-way places around the state.
Several thousand acres of pristine southern MD waterfront property become public.
Learn what is being done to ease the problems sometimes created by Human/Wildlife encounters with the emphasis on safety for both people and animals.
Covered bridges still survive throughout Maryland as touchstones to our past.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, the ultimate water dog!
It is a growing movement all over the nation, converting former rail lines to hiking and biking trails.
The delicate flutter of the butterfly marks the beginning of Spring - and triggers a new season of passionate "hunting" among butterfly lovers.
Peregrine Falcons are trained to hunt game for their handlers, much like they have since medieval times.
Sheepdog trainers coax the ancient herding instinct from their dogs.
The annual ritual of collecting sap from maple trees.
The Sika, a tiny species of deer, is the focus of wildlife enthusiasts for its unusual habits in the wild.
Maryland DNR ecologist Dave Brinker searches the forest to find the Great Horned Owl.
The hobby of wild mushroom hunting.
DNR ecologist Dave Brinker's annual census of this elusive tiny owl.
The Assateague Island pony herd has been roaming the island for centuries.
As a young man, John Taylor's passion for birds drove him to the artist's canvas.
It's the landscape that draws Maryland artist Kevin Fitzgerald to the land...the gentle lure of color and light.
Maryland's beauty inspires some local painters to capture on canvas the frosty wilds of Western Maryland.
One of the state's best kept secrets is Gunpowder State Park, a rural oasis just outside of Baltimore.
Biologist David Brinker finds the second known nesting pair of endangered goshawks in the entire state of MD.
A diverse collection of volunteers wade through Maryland's streams each year, collecting valuable data.
Janes Island, often called the Caribbean of the Chesapeake, offers visitors everything from camping to kayaking.
Learn how to navigate Maryland's unique network of water trails by kayak or canoe.
Visitors to Calvert Cliffs come to savor the peace of quiet forest trails through one of the most unique ecosystems in southern Maryland.
The story of Fort McHenry includes the Battle of Baltimore and inspiration for the Star-Spangled Banner.
Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg commemorates the bloodiest single-day battle in American history.
Hampton National Historic Site in Baltimore County is an estate whose history mirrors that of the United States.
Every imaginable activity is available to visitors at Patapsco Valley State Park, the oldest State Park in Maryland.
New Germany State Park offers visitors camping in all seasons, fishing, boating, hunting and both downhill and cross country skiing.
Elk Neck State Park is a beautiful getaway for family traditions.
Follow some modern day adventurists as they retrace the trail of Capt. John Smith who charted these waters more than 400 years ago.
Kayakers pitch their tents on windswept beaches and seek inspiration on the Chesapeake Bay.
Regardless of the time of year, The Gunpowder River has something to offer all outdoor enthusiasts.