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Delmarva’s Secret Gardens
This week in our home and garden segment we will have a bucket list of inspiring public gardens on Delmarva that are worthy of a special day trip on their own; or at least a side trip when you are on your way to one place or another.

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Legends of Eastern Shore Pirates
Not all the tales of Delmarva's legendary pirates are true - but they have filled the imaginations of storytellers for centuries.

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Worcester County Impressionists
This week we are dipping into our archives. We'd like to remind you about Impressionist painters from Worcester County Maryland.

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Geraldine McKeown
Geraldine McKeown is a painter who lives and works on picturesque farm in Fair Hill near historic Elkton Maryland.

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The Eastern Shore’s Early Free Press
One of the oldest papers still in publication under its original name in the U.S. began in 1841 in Elkton, Maryland.

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Delmarva’s Woodpeckers
Jim Rapp talks about about some of our favorite forest birds, the woodpeckers.

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June Garden Planner
June on Delmarva is prime time flower season. Scott Duncan has some tips about their care and more.

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Wildlife In Season

Birding is pretty good all this month. Really - just get out of the air conditioning and take a walk and you will see something wonderful. Oyster catchers, skimmers, and brown pelicans can be seen along bayside sand bars and cruising the surf for fish. This is a good time for spotting herps sunning themselves like frogs, skinks, and snakes such as black racers, hog nose, and copperheads. Waterlilies are in full bloom in many local ponds. Black-eyed susan's, daisies and dune mallows decorate local roadsides and marsh edges.

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Delmarva's Night Sky

July 2 - Full Moon
July 28-29 - Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower
July 27-28 - Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower
July 16 - New Moon
July 31 - Full Moon
A Blue Moon - 2nd full moon in a calendar month

Names for the July full moon include:
Hay Moon, Wart Moon, Moon of Claiming, Blessing Moon or Thunder Moon

Find out more on the Rhythms & Tides page.


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Holidays This Month


July 4 - Independence Day
July 16 - Ramadan Ends (Islam)
July 26 - Tisha B'Av (Jewish)

Birthstone: Ruby
Flower: Larkspur, Water Lily

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