To get to Elliott’s Island the back way, you turn off Route 50 and follow a series of two-lane blacktops. You go out past the trailer park on Bucktown, past the airport and over the railroad tracks. Gradually, the suburbs of Cambridge thin out until you pass a farmhouse here and there, and fields of winter wheat and stands of hardwood. You head on past a road named Indian Bone (for reasons I have never discovered). Now you are at the edge of the Great Dorchester Marsh ~ that vast and increasing wetland that makes up most of the southern part of the county. Read More …
South America & Antarctica – Part 3 by Bonna L. Nelson
Tidewater Kitchen: Superior Strawberries by Pamela Meredith-Doyle
Tidewater Gardening: June is “For the Birds” by K. Marc Teffeau
Are you interested in attracting more birds to your landscape? Want to see a better variety of species visit your garden? Feeding them with bird feeders is one way to attract these feathered friends to your yard. However, if you want to attract and keep birds in your home landscape, you need to make sure that you provide three main ingredients: food, shelter/nesting and water. June is still a good time to plant ornamental shrubs and trees in the landscape. They will provide food and sheltering opportunities for birds. Read More…
Nicknames by Gary D. Crawford
Lots of people have a nickname, some little name they go by instead of the one they were given at birth. Such names are especially common in tight-knit groups, like sports teams or military units. In many of our small communities here on the Eastern Shore, nicknames were widespread, long-lasting and often colorful. In a recent article here, I mentioned Capt. Nathan Parks, whose own mother nicknamed him “Funny” when he was just a toddler on Hollands Island, the name he was known by all his life. That got me thinking about nicknames in general. Read More…
Changes: The Man Project (Part 2 of 4) by Roger Vaughan
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