| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Long before Karoline Hurd became involved with the Great American Backyard Campout, she and her young children would pitch tents and make s'mores behind the family's suburban home.
"That's not the norm anymore," said Hurd, the senior manager of...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Some of springtime's more notable heralds appear to be fading away, as a new study finds frogs, toads and salamanders disappearing at an alarming rate across the United States.
In what they say is the first analysis of its kind, scientists with the U.S....
| May 28, 2013
| 1:47 PM
A 12-year-old Havre de Grace girl remains hospitalized after sustaining "significant" injuries from a fall from the King & Queen Seat in Rocks State Park Saturday, several emergency information sources said.
Three Department of Natural Resources Park...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:36 PM
On a sizzling day, one of Maryland's premier summer getaways turned ghost town while an Army bomb squad exploded World War II-era munitions that had washed up at Assateague Island National Seashore.
After two muffled explosions late Tuesday morning, a...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival. Come pay tribute to horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds native to the Delaware Bay during the 10th anniversary festival. Held in Historic Milton, the event includes arts and crafts, food, music, water...
| Apr 25, 2013
By Kit Waskom Pollard
Spring is a time for new beginnings, and that includes new hobbies.
As the air gets warmer and the days last longer, it's the perfect time to try out a new outdoor sport. The Baltimore region offers plenty of opportunities for...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 2:04 PM
More than 240,000 gallons of sewage has spilled in Gunpowder Falls State Park as of Monday afternoon after someone vandalized a manhole, Baltimore County public works officials say.
Officials said the sewer overflow was discovered Sunday afternoon...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Someone with an artistic, or nihilistic, bent did a job on Rocks State Park this past weekend – a paint job, that is.
Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating an extensive amount of paint that was spilled around the area of Kilgore...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Leading a tour of the Soldiers Delight area of western Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon, Paula Becker, an ecologist with Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, was pleased to report the first blooming of serpentine chickweed — a plant as...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Steven Leibowitz is trying to run as fast as he can, but the trail is muddy and tree roots are hiding under the soil, slowing him down. Now there's a stream blocking his path, with no way to cross, save a few widely spaced rocks. But Leibowitz can't...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Imagine running a 10-kilometer race more than 185 feet in the air, looking down and seeing the Chesapeake Bay.
For those who've sat in traffic for what seemed like hours trying to get from one side of the Bay Bridge to the other — and even for...