When red knots descend on the beaches of Delaware Bay this spring famished from their marathon flight toward the Canadian Arctic from the tip of South America, the rosy-breasted shorebirds may find slim pickings instead of the feast of horseshoe crab eggs they count on to fuel the rest of their migration.
Maryland Natural Resources officials say state residents can help battle the loss of wildlife habitat by providing food, water and shelter for birds, reptiles and other species in their backyard.
Maryland farmers say wildlife caused an estimated $10 million in crop losses last year.
Bills to protect wetlands, migratory bird habitat and restore the Delaware River basin are among measures to be discussed at a Senate hearing chaired by Sen. Ben Cardin.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is scaling back a proposed hunting fee increase that would have more than doubled the cost for avid hunters.
Controlled burns are planned this winter and spring at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
First lady Katie O’Malley is helping kick off a campaign to make Annapolis friendlier for wildlife.
The rarest wild bird in our state was shot to death in western Maryland.
Maryland wildlife managers are starting a new black bear population study.
State wildlife managers say more hibernating bats have been found to be infected with a disease fatal to the winged mammals in a western Maryland cave.
Only one of the dozen bear dens Harry Spiker has identified for study this winter is in Allegany County and it is 30 feet off the ground inside a hollow red oak tree on the eastern side of Green Ridge State Forest.
Killed in the line of duty. A wildlife conservation officer is gunned down in a shootout with a suspect. It happened just over the Maryland border near Gettysburg.
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