Take a close look at milkweed leaves, and you'll find monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars fattening themselves as they prepare to change into monarch butterflies. The milkweed is a vital food source and breeding location for the pollinators as they make their annual migration to Mexico.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Urbandictionary.com defines the English word "balter" as follows: "to dance without particular skill or grace, but with extreme joy." It's related to the Danish term baltre, which means "to romp, tumble, roll, cavort." I nominate this activity to be one of your ruling metaphors in the coming weeks. You have a mandate to explore the frontiers of amusement and bliss, but you have no mandate to be polite and polished as you do it. To generate optimal levels of righteous
Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program to give consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat.
With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The three Possidente sisters — Maggie, 11, Ava, 10, and Lucia, 6, have worked for more than a year to create a butterfly garden at Oregon Ridge Park. They have planted dozens of native plants to attrach butterflies, which was funded by a grant from the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab.
The so-called bullhook, a two-foot-long goad with a pointed end that elephant handlers have used for centuries to train and guide the huge creatures, has been the subject of a national debate that has had Baltimore talking since the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus rolled into town.
The state has spent more than $131,000 and countless hours of study in a bid for the Marine Stewardship Council's seal of approval, a symbol of sustainability held by about 10 percent of the world's fish species and fish products