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Rich Smoker
Rich Smoker is a master waterfowl sculptor from Marion Station, Maryland. His carvings have won prizes at the highest levels of competition.

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The Ward Brothers: Singing Barbers
Lem and Steve Ward were not just barbers they were musicians. Hear them sing in their barbershop quartet.

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Attracting Birds With Native Plants
Gardeners are always looking for ways to attract pollinators like bees, butterflies, and humming birds not only to help their gardens grow, but to be a part of helping their community generally have a more sustainable ecosystem. Growing native plants is no longer a new trend. It is an establish and well liked approach for many gardeners.

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The Delmarva Birding Weekend
The Delmarva Peninsula is one of the country's premier birding areas, thanks to an extensive variety of habitat protected by our coastal parks, refuges and wildlife management areas. During spring migration, birders can observe hundreds of species on Delmarva's barrier islands, in tidal salt marshes, cypress swamps, upland fields and forested land. More than 400 bird species have been recorded in the region.

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The Milford Bard
This story is about John Lofland who is known as the Milford bard, and who was born at the Milford landmark know as the Towers.

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Mark Reeve
Mark Reeve is a realist painter who is doing a series about Century Farms in Delaware. His goal is to connect with his audience beyond simply adding beauty to their lives.

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Exploring The Mispillion River
Naturalist Jim Rapp organizer of the annual award-winning Delmarva Birding Weekend and director of the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center in Eden, Maryland tells us about birding on the Mispillion River.

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Wildlife In Season

Assateague mares start to show off recently born foals. The northern spring migration is well underway by the end of April. Song birds are arriving. Waterfowl and raptors are moving on. A few transient green wing teal are still in the area as of the beginning of the month. Animals also begin to shake of their winter doldrums and are sometimes more visible. Deer, unafraid with hunting season over can also be seen more frequently. In the water, look for muskrats and otters. Baby terrapins are also making an appearance. Watch for them in your lawn when mowing for the first time this spring.

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Delmarva's Night Sky

April 4 - Full Moon
April 4 - Total Lunar Eclipse
April 18 - New Moon
April 22-23 - Lyrids Meteor Shower

Names for the April full moon include:
Growing Moon, Hare Moon or Planter's Moon

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Holidays This Month


Alcohol Awareness Month
Poetry Month
April 1 - April Fool's Day
April 3 - Good Friday (Christian)
April 4-11 - Passover (Jewish)
April 12 - Orthodox Easter (Christian)
April 5 - Easter (Christian)
April 15 - Tax Day
April 22 - Earth Day

Birthstone: Diamond
Flower: Sweet Pea, Daisy

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