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SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | April 6, 1997
The other evening, while starting Trapper, a mischievous, year-old black Labrador, for a walk in the three-acre wood beyond the back fence, a deer popped its head around the corner of a vine-covered blow-down 30 yards away.Trapper, intent on the comings and goings of cardinals and sparrows flitting through the brush, did not notice, so -- luckier still -- did not give chase.If he had, he would have startled not one deer, but five feeding along the greening edges of a large patch of bramble, which through most of the day is open to sunlight, but in the early evening falls into shadow and moistening.
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NEWS
By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | May 9, 2002
Government biologists saved a fifth bald eagle yesterday from quicksandlike mire in a Charles County mine waste pond where four young eagles were rescued by helicopter Tuesday. Federal wildlife officials began investigating whether to bring charges against the owner of the 10-acre pond near Nanjemoy that has claimed the lives of at least three young eagles. State officials said the mine owner, Maryland Rock Industries Inc., is stationing a worker with an air horn beside the pond from dawn to dark to scare away the majestic birds, protected under the Endangered Species Act and other laws.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | February 21, 2012
Birders are always on the lookout for unfamiliar avian visitors, and this past weekend was no exception. The weather was great for two-legged and winged creatures alike to be out and about. And though no excuse was needed, really, the Great Backyard Bird Count  has been under way. Veteran birder Kurt Schwarz spied some "neat ducks" that he says don't usually show up in Howard County. The pair of  Redheads and a Greater Scaup pictured here that he photographed were in among some Canada geese on a pond by Clarksville Middle School - proof you don't have to go to a wildlife refuge to spot some interesting wildlife.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker | September 21, 1995
Too often, perhaps, hunters and fishermen are seen in the wrong light by ultra-conservationists and wildlife preservationists, who view the killing of game or the catching of fish as dubious activities at best.But those among us who neither hunt nor fish but enjoy nonconsumptive pastimes out of doors such as wildlife photography, wilderness hikes or watching a trout feed in a cold mountain stream should understand there are sides to hunting and fishing that should be noted and appreciated.
NEWS
July 11, 1995
Dr. Nevitt Sanford, 86, a psychologist whose response to the rise of the Nazis was to develop scientific methods to study prejudice and hatred, died Friday of a heart attack in a nursing home in Belfast, Maine. In 1968, he founded the Wright Institute in Berkeley, Calif., a graduate school in psychology that emphasizes the study of social problems.He first gained prominence as a co-author of "The Authoritarian Personality," a study of anti-Semitism published in 1950.Christopher Cadbury, 86, a wildlife conservationist who established the remote Indian Ocean island of Aride as one of the world's leading sea bird sanctuaries, died June 25 at his home at Pershore, Worcestershire, northwest of London.
NEWS
March 8, 2013
Predation by free-roaming cats is a serious matter, and it deserves our careful attention ("House cats: the destructive invasive species purring on your lap," Feb. 25). The Humane Society of the United States values both cats and wildlife. Yet it is unrealistic and inhumane to simply gather up some 30 to 80 million unowned cats and remove them from the outdoors, as op-ed writer George Fenwick suggests. Adoption is not feasible for truly feral cats. Permanent sanctuary for that many cats would require inordinate resources.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tricia Bishop | July 27, 2000
`Scales & Tales' Sometimes as dusk nears, you can hear their far-off hoots or maybe even catch sight of them as they launch into flight, but how often do you get to see owls up close? This Tuesday, as part of their "Scales & Tales" program, representatives from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will appear at the Catonsville Library and bring along some unusual visitors, including an owl, a hawk and various reptiles. Naturalists will introduce the animals and tell their stories in the hope that those in the audience will learn to understand environmental issues such as loss of habitat, pollution, resource management and promoting a healthy diversity of species.
NEWS
March 7, 2013
Commentator Ron Lambert claims that the threat to wildlife presented by cats is based on unscientific methodologies ("Cats can be managed in a way that protects birds," March 2). Contrary to his assertion, a review of scientific literature published in January concluded that cats in the U.S. killed as many as 3.7 billion birds and 17 billion mammals every year, and that free-roaming cats may constitute the single greatest man-made cause of wildlife mortality. Several recent studies show that trap-neuter-release colonies do not lower cat populations.
NEWS
July 15, 1992
Developers' PR coupFrom: Thomas W. SimonIllinoisJust as Senator Bentsen reminded Dan Quayle that he was no John Kennedy, so developers need to be reminded that they have a long way to go before they become environmentalists.To indicate otherwise represents revisionist history at its best.The developers of Patuxent Springs in Laurel have pulled off the ultimate public relations coup.In case you did not know, developers do not simply develop homes, they also develop wildlife sanctuaries. Never mind that Winchester Homes only discovered their environmental consciousness after citizens from neighboring Hammond Hills organized, threatened and protested the proposed devastation of 55 acres that included the destruction of trees, hills and anything else that stood in development's way.Forget the fact that those so-called wilderness ponds are required for sewage and drain-off purposes and not for the wildlife.
NEWS
By Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali,Special to the Sun | March 20, 2005
What varieties of asparagus should I plant? Check our publication, Recommended Vegetable Cultivars for Maryland Home Gardens, available online or by calling us. For asparagus, we recommend Jersey Giant, Jersey King and Jersey Knight. These male hybrids offer high production and disease resistance. Asparagus plants produce for 12 years to 15 years, so prepare the sunny bed well, incorporating lots of compost before planting. Inspect your asparagus roots before planting for insects or disease symptoms.
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