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September 02, 2005

Outdoors Maryland

Tomorrow, 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. MPT

"Colonel Lee's Birdhouse." Fort Carroll, south of the Key Bridge, was begun in 1847 to stop any attempt to invade Baltimore. U.S. Army Brevet Col. Robert E. Lee had high hopes for the fort when he oversaw its construction, but it never saw action and was never completed. Now it has become home to a world-class nesting-bird rookery. There is a problem, though: The trees that provide nesting cradles may be threatening Fort Carroll's structural integrity. But the offending trees can't be cut because state law protects the rookery. The quandary: Save the fort or keep the birds?

The Environmental Report

Tuesday, 9:55 a.m. WEAA (88.9 FM)

Host Morning Sunday provides reports on air quality and tips to help regreen cities.

Outdoors Maryland

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (Repeats Sept. 10, 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) MPT

"Chesapeake Crossroads." This program looks at the historic and cultural legacy of the Chesapeake Bay, while exploring many of the environmental complexities surrounding its chronic problems. From the Susquehanna River south to the Virginia line, Marylanders whose livelihoods and communities once depended on the Chesapeake Bay are finding it harder to make a go of it. Like the bay itself, their lives stand at a crossroads.

Sky Watch

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

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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