June 17, 2011
Et cetera Bayhawks can't hold lead, lose on road to Lizards, 14-11 Third-year midfielder Ben Hunt scored four goals, but it wasn't enough as the Chesapeake Bayhawks lost to the Long Island Lizards, 14-11, on Thursday night in Hempstead, N.Y. Attackman Danny Glading totaled two goals and an assist for Chesapeake (3-2), which fell out of a tie for first place in Major League Lacrosse. Attackman Ben Rubeor and midfielder Kyle Dixon had two assists apiece for the Bayhawks, who led 5-4 after the first period.
June 2, 2011
I was invited to visit a homeowner's lawn that was emerald green except for large patches of dead grass caused by misuse of a herbicide. The homeowner took full responsibility for causing what happened to the lawn, but I couldn't resist suggesting that the damage may also have been done by a "basilisk. " "What's a basilisk?" he asked. A basilisk, I explained, is a foot-long, slithering, serpent-like creature that ancient Romans believed could kill a person with a single bite.
September 16, 2010
Ever wonder which animals get the most love at the annual Mid-Atlantic Reptile Show? Poison dart frogs, corn snakes and lizards are typically the most popular, according to Tom Hoen, the event's founder. These particular creatures are sought after because they're in vogue at the moment — such as the poison dart frog — or they come in a wide variety of colors, such as the corn snake or leopard gecko. Despite the name, poison dart frogs aren't poisonous, so long as they're fed the proper diet, Hoen said.
August 22, 2010
Major League Lacrosse Bayhawks upset Cannons, face Lizards in today's final Midfielder Ben Hunt scored four first-half points to help the Chesapeake Bayhawks build a seven-point halftime lead en route to a 13-9 upset of the top-seeded Boston Cannons in the Major Lacrosse League semifinals Saturday in Annapolis. The fourth-seeded Bayhawks (7-6) will play in today's title game at 1 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium against the third-seeded Long Island Lizards, who got past the second-seeded Denver Outlaws, 16-12.
July 7, 2010
Sue Muller carefully scraped the dry dirt from a spot along Columbia's Lake Elkhorn walking path, using a small garden trowel and a water-filled spray bottle to soften the earth until she saw the white of turtle eggs peeking through. The Howard County naturalist kept at it, slowly carving out the rectangular hole painstakingly dug two weeks before by a ridge-backed turtle of a species normally found along the Mississippi River. Muller stopped for a time to invite passers-by Lucas Julian, 6, and his mother, Irene, of Clary's Forest to watch and learn, but then returned to her main task.
October 24, 2008
There's just something about the Oakland Raiders. They're 17-53 since 2004, and their motto is "Commitment to Excellence," which I'm pretty sure was on the short list when Baltimore came up with its "Get in on it!" tourism campaign a few years ago. But if it's any consolation, owner Al Davis was on the short list for that Geico campaign until they found a cuter lizard. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/schmuckblog)