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February 04, 2005

Outdoors Maryland

Saturday, 5:30 p.m. MPT

"Sika Deer." This tiny species of deer, which lives exclusively on the Eastern Shore, is the focus of wildlife enthusiasts for its unusual habits in the wild.

"Mother Nature's Cops." On land, sea and in the air, Maryland's Department of Natural Resources police are on the job, 24 hours a day, defending the state's resources against problems -- from neglect, to lack of respect to criminal behavior.

"Skiing." Snow lovers take to the slopes in search of winter thrills in the mountains of Western Maryland.

Outdoors Maryland

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (Repeats Thursday, 5:30 a.m., and Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m.) MPT

"Majestic Adaptation." Many Marylanders grew up believing that the bald eagle was headed for extinction. Now, this raptor can be found nesting in backyard trees, near highways, and on power line towers around the state. Maryland Department of Natural Resources eagle expert Glenn Therres says this proves man is winning the fight to help the bird adapt to this heavily populated region of the eastern United States.

"Secret Life of the Gunpowder." One of the state's best-kept secrets is Gunpowder State Park -- a rural oasis swimming in recreational opportunities just outside Baltimore. From water sports to biking, hiking, fishing and boating, Gunpowder State Park is a jewel in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' state park system.

"Chesapeake Bard." Tom Wisner's songs about the bay and life on the water helps to put into perspective what's at stake as the Chesapeake's destiny plays out before us.

Sky Watch

Thursday, 8:33 a.m., WYPR (88.1 public radio).

Hosts are Jim O'Leary, senior director of technology, IMAX and Davis Planetarium at the Maryland Science Center, and Carol Christian, deputy head of the Community Missions Office of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Online blog

Read Sun science writer Frank Roylance's weather and astronomy blog, updated daily at marylandweather.com.

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