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Catalog of Images

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Wild strawberries.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 June 20
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Dew drops on an oak leaf.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 June 29
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A type of fern.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 May 7
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The invasive species multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 May 10
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Poplar blossom.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 May 21
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Poplar blossom with ants on the lower petal.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 May 21
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Cattails on Parkers Creek.
Maryland, Parkers Creek, Chesapeake Bay 2008 October 11
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Wild rice on Parkers Creek.
Maryland, Parkers Creek, Chesapeake Bay 2008 October 11
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Fungus on a locust tree.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2008 September 21
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Fungus on a locust tree.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2008 September 21
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Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Maryland, Patuxent River 2008 September 21
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Catching fish two at a time on a calm Chesapeake Bay day.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2006 July 15
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Chair waiting for occupant on a sunny summer day on the Patuxent River.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2006 July 25
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Children learn about the treasures of Chesapeake Bay at Flag Pond Nature Park.
Maryland, Flag Pond Nature Park, Chesapeake Bay 2007 September 9
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Mermaid art along the beach at Flag Pond Nature Center.
Maryland, Flag Pond Nature Park, Chesapeake Bay 2007 September 9
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Looking for critters off the North Beach boardwalk.
Maryland, North Beach 2008 August 23
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Young ladies exploring the bay from a pier.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2008 July 13
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A young beachcomber looking for treasure.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2008 May 17
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The Poppa Francis tied up at the Leonardtown Quay during its waterfront festival . The Poppa Francis was built as a buy boat but is used now to seed the the Chesapeake with oysters.
Maryland, Leonardtown 2008 September 13
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Along the Leonardtown waterfront during the 2008 Waterfront Festival.
Maryland, Leonardtown 2008 September 13
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A family of sea otters in the Potomac River. Whoops! They are human swimmers being herded by a flotilla of kayaks.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River 2003 June 1
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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) on a tree branch.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2003 April 12
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Birds attracted to a Potomac River pound net.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2003 June 1
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Birds attracted to a Potomac River pound net.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River 2003 June 1
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A little green heron (Butorides virescens )
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2004 May
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Patuxent River heronry.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2005 July 19
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Hummingbird on a feeder.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2005 June 20
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Eastern towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2007 April 14
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A multitude of seagulls over the Patuxent River silhouetted against an overcast sky.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2008 February 17
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A great white egret or great egret (Ardea alba) on the Patuxent River.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2008 July 6
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A pair of finches (species?)
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 June 20
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An osprey flying above silhouetted by a deep blue sky.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2008 July 24
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A redwinged blackbird seen at Parkers Creek.
Maryland, Parkers Creek, Chesapeake Bay 2008 June 21
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A mute swan (Cygnus olor) foraging. The mute swan is an invasive species that is considered one of Chesapeake Bay's most harmful species as they edge out other waterfowl and destroy aquatic vegetation.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2008 March 9
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A pair of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in a tree off Parkers Creek. There appears to be a third eagle to the left of the tree trunk and above the easily seen pair.
Maryland, Parkers Creek, Chesapeake Bay 2008 October 11
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Blue crab doubler in net. The male is above while the female below is most likely a soft-shell crab.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2005 July 10
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Crab pot with part of someone's dinner of blue crabs.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2003 August 24
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An artistic tree full of crab pot marker buoys.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2004 October 8
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A pair of horseshoe crabs -female on the left, male on the right. Their shells are nearly 10 inches across.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2005 July 3
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A baby horseshoe crab.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2003 August 24
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A baby blue crab.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2005 July 3
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A male blue crab looking sort of crabby. It has no red claw tips like the female.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 July 20
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Male blue crab. Compare underside of male to female sook in image line4166.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2006 August 19
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Underside of adult female blue crab, called sook by watermen. Note also red-tipped claws. Both design of underbody and color of claws differentiate male blue crab from female blue crab.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 July 20
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Crab pot with terrapin excluders installed.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 July 10
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Crab pots with terrapin excluders.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 July 10
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Even toddlers can pick blue crabs.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2008 July 19
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Steamed crabs. The normal pavlovian reaction is to begin to salivate.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2005 June 26
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Morning dew on a large basket web.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 2003 August 24
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Butterfly on arrow arum in the Patuxent River.
Maryland, Patuxent River 2003 July 25

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