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The Maryland Natural Resource - Spring 2015

Virginia Bluebells by Alec Haskard 
On the Cover: 
The Virginia bluebell (Mertensia virginica) is one of the first wildflowers to appear in winter’s wake.

Let The Maryland Natural Resource inspire you, your friends and loved ones to enjoy, protect and live in harmony with Maryland's breathtaking landscapes, waterways and wildlife. From camping to conserving land, from boating to bicycling, from hunting to healthy streams, this quarterly magazine has something for everyone! The Maryland Natural Resource IS your guide to recreation & conservation in Maryland!

On shelves now, the spring 2015 edition features captivating articles on volunteer opportunities, the state’s wildlife conservation plan, the power of trees and more. Also within its 32 pages are an outdoor activity for kids and a map of expert anglers’ favorite fishing spots all across Maryland!

Please enjoy a sample of the great variety and valuable information this issue has to offer by clicking on the links below. To read more, explore our reasonable subscription options at​!

The Spring 2015 Features

 pdf iconGrow NativeGrow Native!
By Kerry Wixted
Planting for success


pdf iconCove run restorationCove Run Restoration
By Rebecca Kenyon-Sesler and Alan Klotz
Saving a brook trout stream


Robber Fly on Blue Vervain
Photo by Debbie MacArthur

"I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen. "— Anne Lamott

​​Wild Shot

Photo of a praying mantis among fall foliage, by Lori R. Bramble
Photo by Mike Holmes

Though helpless and gaping for good while young, barn swallows grow into agile fliers able to feast on insects while airborne. Unlike similar breeds that simply fly with their mouths open hoping to catch a bite, these birds perform acrobatic feats while intently pursuing their prey.

Recipe for
Seafood Nicole

softshell crab dish 

Serves 4-6
3 pounds rockfish; 48 littleneck clams; ½ cup Italian olive oil; 2 large cloves garlic, chopped; 1 large onion, chopped; 1 tablespoon oregano; 2 teaspoons chopped parsley; salt and pepper, to taste; 1 cup dry Vermouth; 1 10 oz can Italian Plum tomatoes, crushed.

Wash and dry fish. Cut fillets into thirds or quarters. Scrub clam shells thoroughly. Warm in a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add garlic, onion, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook until onions are brown. Add Vermouth and tomato. Cook for 45 minutes, stirring frequently. Add fish and clams. Simmer for about 45 minutes.

In Every Issue


Maryland is...Smart Green & Growing

Short Takes

DNR @ Work

Just for Kids

Editorial Staff

Stephen Badger  - Ana Berninger
Karis King - Barbara Rice


Stephen Badger - Ingrid Brofman

Lauren Dorrill  - Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler

Alan Klotz -  Kristen Peterson      John Taylor -  Erin Thomas

Julia Wieners -  Kerry Wixted