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Restoration of Captain Avery Museum Native Garden Underway

The Captain Avery Museum is a historic home and museum at Shady Side, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The house overlooks the West River and Chesapeake Bay. The garden and grounds were part of a Watershed Steward’s Capstone project many years ago and contain many native plants and a wonderful array of watershed improvements […] Continue reading "Restoration of Captain Avery Museum Native Garden Underway"

Gardens Installed at St. Mary’s Animal Adoption and Resource Center

The St. Mary’s Animal Adoption and Resource Center pollinator gardens were recently renovated to help restore and preserve our natural resources. The gardens are located directly in front of the shelter, where community members gather to meet animals available for adoption. The project is a partnership between the shelter, Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay, Friends of […] Continue reading "Gardens Installed at St. Mary’s Animal Adoption and Resource Center"

Maryland Governor Wes Moore signs 2024 Biodiversity and Agriculture Protection Act (HB979/SB917)

Happy Mother’s Day to Mother Nature (also known as Mother Earth or the Earth Mother)! I can think of no better gift than the signing of the 2024 Biodiversity and Agriculture Protection Act (HB979/SB917) by Governor Wes Moore on Thursday, May 9, 2024. Sponsored by Del. Linda Foley, Sen. Ben Brooks, and the Maryland Native […] Continue reading "Maryland Governor Wes Moore signs 2024 Biodiversity and Agriculture Protection Act (HB979/SB917)"

Meet Our Bona Terra Plant Grant Volunteers

On March 30, “Esther Bonney and Samantha Rutherford, founders of Nurture Natives, and Marlene Smith, founder and president of Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay Chapter, had the opportunity to volunteer at Bona Terra LLC, an all-native nursery in Friendship, MD, to support another native seedling giveaway! They learned about a variety of local ecotype species, explored […] Continue reading "Meet Our Bona Terra Plant Grant Volunteers"

Local Leaders Tackle English Ivy – One Tree at a Time

“Esther Bonney, founder and director of Nurture Natives, Marlene Smith, founder and president of Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay Chapter and member of St. Mary’s County Master Gardeners, University of Maryland Extension, and Frank Allen, president of the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust dedicated their morning on March 27, 9 am-12 pm, to removing invasive English Ivy […] Continue reading "Local Leaders Tackle English Ivy – One Tree at a Time"

Calm Amidst the Storm: Seed Sowing at the Native Bee Laboratory

“Last weekend, we had the privilege of venturing into the epicenter of Sam Droege’s Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab. Despite the constant bombardment of water droplets, we found solace cocooned in a plastic hoop tent, our shelter from the elements while immersed in nature’s symphony of rhythms. This comfort would prove short lived as […] Continue reading "Calm Amidst the Storm: Seed Sowing at the Native Bee Laboratory"

City Nature Challenge 2024 – Washington Metro Area

What’s CNC All About? Do you like observing nature? Make your observations count! The City Nature Challenge is an adventure in metropolitan areas worldwide to discover and identify wildlife. We’ll be looking for signs of life in parks, neighborhoods, and backyards to see what plants and animals share our environment. Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay members are encouraged to […] Continue reading "City Nature Challenge 2024 – Washington Metro Area"

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Input on Proposed National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Maryland

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public review and comment on a draft proposal and environmental assessment establishing the Southern Maryland Woodlands National Wildlife Refuge in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties. The proposal would conserve up to 40,000 acres in fee-title acquisitions or easements from willing sellers across […] Continue reading "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Input on Proposed National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Maryland"