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Osprey in Tree Osprey perched on a leafless branch.   osprey,tree,branch,foliage,leaves,wildlife
Osprey in TreePhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyeIntegration & Application Networ19 views0 downloads (Details)Osprey perched on a leafless branch. Add to lightbox
Restored Chesapeake Bay oyster buy boat These traditional boats tended to the oyster fleets working the beds in the Bay, buying harvested oysters from the oystermen in the afternoon, and running those oysters to faraway markets and rail centers in Norfolk, Crisfield, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and to local shucking houses and canneries around the Bay. watercraft,fishing,oystering,shellfish,harvest,market,waterman,livelihood,occupation,working,Talbot County,Maryland
Restored Chesapeake Bay oyster buy boatPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES50 views0 downloads (Details)These traditional boats tended to the oyster fleets working the beds in the Bay, buying harvested oysters from the oystermen in the afternoon, and running those oysters to faraway markets and rail centers in Norfolk, Crisfield, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and to local shucking houses and canneries around the Bay.Add to lightbox
Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata) occupies wetland shoreline. This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat. plant,marsh,wetland,native,bog,swamp,Maryland
Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata) occupies wetland shoreline.Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES18 views1 downloads (Details)This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat.Add to lightbox
Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata) This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat. plant,marsh,wetland,native,bog,swamp,Maryland
Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata)Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES15 views1 downloads (Details)This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat.Add to lightbox
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nest in busy parking lot protect Found on golf courses or vacant gravell parking lots, this noisy plover is best known for its "broken wing" behavior. If a predator approaches, a nesting killdeer performs a conspicuous distraction display, dragging itself as if mortally wounded, often on one foot, its wings seemingly broken and its rusty tail fanned toward the intruder. This feigning of injury is effective in luring the predator away from the eggs or young, at which point the bird then "recovers" and flies off, calling loudly.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 12, 2014 in a gravel parking lot. Chesapeake Bay,bird,shorebird,nest,baby,breeding,fledgling,native species,shoreline,marsh,Easton,Talbot County,Maryland
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nest in busy parking lot protectPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES27 views0 downloads (Details)Found on golf courses or vacant gravell parking lots, this noisy plover is best known for its "broken wing" behavior. If a predator approaches, a nesting killdeer performs a conspicuous distraction display, dragging itself as if mortally wounded, often on one foot, its wings seemingly broken and its rusty tail fanned toward the intruder. This feigning of injury is effective in luring the predator away from the eggs or young, at which point the bird then "recovers" and flies off, calling loudly.
This photo was taken in Easton, MD on May 12, 2014 in a gravel parking lot.
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Nest of northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) Newborn mockingbird nest tucked deep into thorny pyracantha hedge. bird,chick,baby,passerine,resident,breeding,fledgling,Cambridge,Maryland
Nest of northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES18 views0 downloads (Details)Newborn mockingbird nest tucked deep into thorny pyracantha hedge.Add to lightbox
Storm Timing and Impacts on Chesapeake Bay Flora and Fauna The timing of tropical storms and hurricanes can have major impacts on the life histories of Chesapeake Bay flora and fauna. Changes in water salinity can cause early spawning in some species, such as the blue crab, and increased sediment can cause widespread die-off of seagrasses.   diagram,eco-rythm,storms,chesapeake,tropical,hurricanes,early,migration,timing
Storm Timing and Impacts on Chesapeake Bay Flora and FaunaRaster Graphic (PNG) Brianne Walsh, Tracey SaxbyIntegration & Application Network32 views2 downloads (Details)The timing of tropical storms and hurricanes can have major impacts on the life histories of Chesapeake Bay flora and fauna. Changes in water salinity can cause early spawning in some species, such as the blue crab, and increased sediment can cause widespread die-off of seagrasses. Add to lightbox
Conowingo Dam Reservoir and Susquehanna Flats Depiction In the section of the river above the dam builds up with sediment, making the dam shallower. High water flow causes scouring and the transport of sediment and associated nutrients over the dam.  On this other side of the dam phosphorus mobilizes in reaction with salt water.  Further down the river seagrass beds grow on the Susquehanna flats.    diagram,conowingo,dam,susquehanna,flats,sediment,deposition,scouring,sediment,transport,nutrients
Conowingo Dam Reservoir and Susquehanna Flats DepictionRaster Graphic (PNG) Brianne WalshIntegration & Application Network32 views4 downloads (Details)In the section of the river above the dam builds up with sediment, making the dam shallower. High water flow causes scouring and the transport of sediment and associated nutrients over the dam. On this other side of the dam phosphorus mobilizes in reaction with salt water. Further down the river seagrass beds grow on the Susquehanna flats. Add to lightbox
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site Resources and Threats Human impacts to Fort Union Trading Post include loss of native grass species, invasive plants and reduced river flow. Methods such as prescribed fire and the planting of native species have been used to restore and protect the site. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p. 2) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communication_2009-01-27/  diagram,fort,union,trading,post,resources,threats,national,park,service,
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site Resources and ThreatsRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Network6 views1 downloads (Details)Human impacts to Fort Union Trading Post include loss of native grass species, invasive plants and reduced river flow. Methods such as prescribed fire and the planting of native species have been used to restore and protect the site. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p. 2) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communication_2009-01-27/ Add to lightbox
Niobrara National Scenic River Resources and Threats  The Niobrara River is where six major biomes converge to form a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Threats to the river arise from fire exclusion leading to the expansion of ponderosa pine into grassland area, changes in microclimates, the spread of invasive plants and the high volume of visitors during peak periods. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p. 2) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communicat diagram,niobrara,river,national,park,prairie,northern,great,plains,network,
Niobrara National Scenic River Resources and Threats Raster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Network11 views3 downloads (Details)The Niobrara River is where six major biomes converge to form a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Threats to the river arise from fire exclusion leading to the expansion of ponderosa pine into grassland area, changes in microclimates, the spread of invasive plants and the high volume of visitors during peak periods. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p. 2) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communicatAdd to lightbox
Flow Capacity for the Mississippi River A diagram illustrates the flow capacity for the Mississippi River in thousands of cubic feet per second, based on the 1956 project design flood. The Ohio river is the 200,000 square-mile eastern drainage of the Mississippi River watershed. Diagram from "Ohio River Basin Report Card" (p. 2)- http://ian.umces.edu/enewsletter/article/504/ohio_river_basin_report_card_workshop_newsletter/   diagram,mississippi,river,flow,capacity,ohio,river,project,design,flood,drainage
Flow Capacity for the Mississippi RiverRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane ThomasIntegration & Application Network11 views0 downloads (Details)A diagram illustrates the flow capacity for the Mississippi River in thousands of cubic feet per second, based on the 1956 project design flood. The Ohio river is the 200,000 square-mile eastern drainage of the Mississippi River watershed. Diagram from "Ohio River Basin Report Card" (p. 2)- http://ian.umces.edu/enewsletter/article/504/ohio_river_basin_report_card_workshop_newsletter/ Add to lightbox
Potential Indicators for the Ohio River Basin The diagram lists potential indicators for the Ohio River Basin that were generated at the workshop. The goals listed in this diagram are representative of the things people value in the Ohio River Basin watershed.  diagram,ohio,river,basin,potential,indicators,transportation,water,supply,flood,control,risk,reduction,economy,ecosystems,recreation
Potential Indicators for the Ohio River BasinRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane ThomasIntegration & Application Network10 views1 downloads (Details)The diagram lists potential indicators for the Ohio River Basin that were generated at the workshop. The goals listed in this diagram are representative of the things people value in the Ohio River Basin watershed. Add to lightbox

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