The latest on nature, wildlife, and the environment around the Chesapeake Bay.

Urgent Science

Citizen science, education, and crucial research come together along the Rhode River at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. By Marty…

September 17, 2019

Beneath the Surface

Photographer Jay Fleming dives deep on underwater Bay grasses

September 17, 2019

Druid of the Chesapeake

Hope springs eternal in the persistence of Nick Carter.

August 16, 2019

From the Editor: Rockfish Trouble

By Joe Evans Those of us who fished in the late 1970s and ‘80s, when the striped bass population collapsed…

June 30, 2019

Snakes in the Grass

Citizen scientists band together for the Maryland herp count

June 27, 2019

On the Wing

Catching up with the nesting birds of the Bay Story and Photos by Mark Hendricks If you should find yourself…

June 25, 2019

Fish Finders

Smithsonian researchers use DNA to track an elusive species

May 2, 2019

The Brook Trout Equation

The watershed’s native trout are an early indicator of Bay health.

April 18, 2019

What Goes Up…

Clean water activists says the party’s over for balloons.

April 9, 2019

Return of the Bay Scallop

Virginia scientists strive to re-establish an Eastern Shore coastal delicacy.By Marty LeGrandFor an unendingly sunny summer day, the waters of…

March 26, 2019