Outdoors Maryland

Airing on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.


Episode 2606: July 1, 2014



A grassroots movement is making its way across MD that encourages the use of native plants and gardening techniques.

Silent Invasion

Invasive species on both our land and waters are fiercely aggressive & the MD Dept of Natural Resources works to control the problem.

Island Nesters

Scientists fear for the future of our Colonial Nesting Water Birds as their nesting areas disappear.

Episode 2607: July 8, 2014

Beauty and the Beasts

beauty and the beasts

Maryland is graced with the beauty of rare wild orchids that grow in out-of-the-way places around the state.

Sustaining Beauty

Several thousand acres of pristine southern MD waterfront property become public.

Wild Encounters

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.

Episode 2608: July 15, 2014

Spanning Time

spanning time

Covered bridges still survive throughout Maryland as touchstones to our past.

Chesapeake Born

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, the ultimate water dog!

Rails to Trails

It is a growing movement all over the nation, converting former rail lines to hiking and biking trails.

Episode 2609: July 22, 2014

Spring's Wings

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The delicate flutter of the butterfly marks the beginning of Spring - and triggers a new season of passionate "hunting" among butterfly lovers.

Sport of Kings

Peregrine Falcons are trained to hunt game for their handlers, much like they have since medieval times.

A Dog's Eyeview

Sheepdog trainers coax the ancient herding instinct from their dogs.

Episode 2610: July 29, 2014

Tapping the Mountain Sap

spanning time

The annual ritual of collecting sap from maple trees.

An Exotic Challenge

The Sika, a tiny species of deer, is the focus of wildlife enthusiasts for its unusual habits in the wild.

Hunter of the Forest Edge

Maryland DNR ecologist Dave Brinker searches the forest to find the Great Horned Owl.

Episode 2611: August 5, 2014

Jewels of the Forest

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The hobby of wild mushroom hunting.

Search for the Saw-Whet

DNR ecologist Dave Brinker's annual census of this elusive tiny owl.

Ponies on the Edge

The Assateague Island pony herd has been roaming the island for centuries.

Episode 2612: August 12, 2014

Brush and Feather

Brush and Feather

As a young man, John Taylor's passion for birds drove him to the artist's canvas.

Color and Light

It's the landscape that draws Maryland artist Kevin Fitzgerald to the land...the gentle lure of color and light.

Shades of Winter

Maryland's beauty inspires some local painters to capture on canvas the frosty wilds of Western Maryland.

Episode 2613: August 19, 2014

Secret Life of the Gunpowder

Secret life of the Gunpowder

One of the state's best kept secrets is Gunpowder State Park, a rural oasis just outside of Baltimore.

Piercing the Forest

Biologist David Brinker finds the second known nesting pair of endangered goshawks in the entire state of MD.

The Hidden World

A diverse collection of volunteers wade through Maryland's streams each year, collecting valuable data.

Episode 2614: August 26, 2014

Island Gateway

island gateway

Janes Island, often called the Caribbean of the Chesapeake, offers visitors everything from camping to kayaking.

The Two Percent Solution

Learn how to navigate Maryland's unique network of water trails by kayak or canoe.

Trail Across Time

Visitors to Calvert Cliffs come to savor the peace of quiet forest trails through one of the most unique ecosystems in southern Maryland.

Episode 2617: September 9, 2014

American Sentinel

spanning time

The story of Fort McHenry includes the Battle of Baltimore and inspiration for the Star-Spangled Banner.

Solemn Fields

Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg commemorates the bloodiest single-day battle in American history.

A Manor of Time

Hampton National Historic Site in Baltimore County is an estate whose history mirrors that of the United States.

Episode 2615: September 23, 2014

An Urban Oasis

Urban Oasis

Every imaginable activity is available to visitors at Patapsco Valley State Park, the oldest State Park in Maryland.

Like Nowhere Else

New Germany State Park offers visitors camping in all seasons, fishing, boating, hunting and both downhill and cross country skiing.

Peninsula of Plenty

Elk Neck State Park is a beautiful getaway for family traditions.

Episode 2616: September 30, 2014

A Chesapeake Passage

A Chesapeake Passage

Follow some modern day adventurists as they retrace the trail of Capt. John Smith who charted these waters more than 400 years ago.

The Sacred Places

Kayakers pitch their tents on windswept beaches and seek inspiration on the Chesapeake Bay.

The Blue Ribbon River

Regardless of the time of year, The Gunpowder River has something to offer all outdoor enthusiasts.