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Planning Your Delmarva Summer Adventures
For many of us, summer is the best season to explore Delmarva. We're known around the world for our beautiful beaches and bustling boardwalks, but there is so much more to our Peninsula than what you find along the Atlantic coast.

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Bringing The Outside In - Eastern Shore Style
Keyanna Bowen is a blogger and interior design and fashion aficionado. She’s here to help us bring the outdoors in – Eastern Shore Style.

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Bryan Russo
Many in our area know Bryan Russo as aradio journalist but he is also a popular blues artist who has opened for a number of big name national acts.

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Eagles at Blackwater Refuge
Naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us the story of Eagles their history and life at Blackwater Refuge near Cambridge, Maryland.

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Delmarva Stories: Gloria Richardson Dandridge
This story is the first in an ongoing series of Delmarva community oral histories. This time we will meet civil rights hero Gloria Richardson Dandridge.

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Barbara Lockhart
Dorchester County writer Barbara Lockhart tells us about her latest novel of historical fiction: Elizabeth's Field.

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Companion Planting
Carrie Murphy, with the Delaware University Cooperative Extension, tells us about companion planting.

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Wildlife In Season

Most birds are nesting now. Keep an eye out for mama osprey and eagles which can be seen along our bay areas. Piping plover and sea turtle nesting season begins along some beaches and sandy islands. Avoid getting close to marked nesting areas. Butterflies are all around including the black swallow tail. More and more turtles can be seen around area ponds and ditches. Watch out to avoid mowing over them in your yard.

May is a great time to start looking for herps - frogs, slamanders, turtles, lizards, and snakes. Make sure you send pictures or descriptions of your finds to the Maryland Herp Atlas.


Delmarva's Night Sky

May 4 - Full Moon
May 6-7 - Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower
May 18 - New Moon
May 23 - Saturn at Opposition - closest to Earth

Names for the May full moon include:
Bright Moon, Flower Moon, or Frogs Return Moon

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Holidays This Month

National Safe Boating Week 7 day period ending on last Fri before Memorial Day
National Transportation Week Week that includes 3rd Fri in May
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
May 10 - Mother's Day
May 16 - Armed Forces Day
May 16 - Lailatul Miraj (Islam)
May 24 - Pentecost (Christian)
May 24-25 - Shavuot (Jewish)
May 25 - Memorial Day

Birthstone: Emerald
Flower: Lily-of-the-Valley and Hawthorne

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