A Year across Maryland: A Week-by-Week Guide to Discovering Nature in the Chesapeake Region

October 31, 2020
A Year across Maryland: A Week-by-Week Guide to Discovering Nature in the Chesapeake Region

When can you find ripe blueberries along the Appalachian Trailin Maryland? Where can you see the air filled with monarchbutterflies as they migrate south each autumn? If you want to enjoynature this weekend, where is the best place to visit? Bryan MacKaycan tell you.Written as an almanac, A Year across Maryland invitesyou to explore the natural world throughout the year, from watchingbald eagles nesting in January to harvesting mistletoe in December.Entries identify the best time and place to experience such wondersas wildflowers blooming, birds in migration, amphibians singing,and morel mushrooms ready to be picked, sliced, sautéed, anddevoured. Color photographs of more than seventy species enrich andillustrate the text. Every week of the year has a recommended "Tripof the Week." Personal essays that draw from MacKay's field notesprovide an intimate glimpse into a biologist encounters with plantsand animals over the years.Whether you want to see snow geese and trumpeter swans pausingin their northward migration each March, or the mating "jubilee" ofpolychaete worms during the new moon in May, A Year acrossMaryland offers valuable advice for the spontaneous adventurerand the serious planner alike.