Glorious fall – even if our leaf color is the least spectacular of the 30+ years I’ve lived on the east coast. All my celebrations this month were outdoors!
Hiking in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area after heavy rain – lots of mud but my boots handled it well
Bald Eagles – the serendipity of seeing them soaring over a shopping center parking lot
Common Buckeye in a native plant garden on a sunny day
Mushrooms and cobwebs at Centennial Park…spectacular on a foggy morning
Finding a crawfish and hellgrammite in the Middle Patuxent River with high schoolers. We were all very cold but managed to still find some interesting critters.
Fifth graders with clipboards and pencils on a BioBlitz at Belmont.
First graders enjoying a hike on a cold fall morning (seeing a immature black rat snake)
Finding a spotted salamander with a group of 7th graders on a BioBlitz at Mt. Pleasant
A rainy day in the Middle Patuxent River with high schoolers – and realizing that the students were pleased with the macroinvertebrates we found. They came dressed for the rain!
A long hike from Belmont to the Patapsco Valley State Park Avalon area – getting all my steps for the day in less than 3 hours