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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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Summer Wildflowers Along The Choptank River
Naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about wildflowers and their polinators along The Choptank River.

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What is in the name Caroline County?
Most of the history books simply say that Caroline County was named in honor of the wife of the last colonial Governor of Maryland. However there is a much more complicated family drama behind the name - worthy of any soap opera

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Joyce Zeigler
Joyce Zeigler is a very prolific painter who was born and raised on a farm that is now part of Tuckahoe State Park near Denton, Maryland

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Gardening On Delmarva - Spring Report
Scott Duncan will tell us how things are going so far this year for the Delmarva gardener.

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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.


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

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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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