Blue crabs, bird islands, environmental education and microscopic animals in the Chesapeake Bay will be discussed in an Eastern Shore lecture series beginning Feb. 26.
The four talks, given by scientists from the University of Maryland's Horn Point environmental laboratory in Cambridge, are free and open to the public. All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-410-228-9250. The schedule:
* Feb. 26: "Nature's Shortcut to a More Efficient Food Chain," by Dr. Diane Stoecker. Dunning lecture hall, Washington College, Chestertown.