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February Garden Planner
One way to beat the cold weather blues is to dream about your garden or tend to your houseplants. In this month's planner Scott Duncan gives you some helpful tips about what you can be doing this month.

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Tony Townsend
Tony Townsend is a photographer from Ocean City, Maryland, who captures the drama and beauty of scenes he visits throughout his travels. Two tragic events in his life set him on the path of becoming a photographer.

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Hiking The Eastern Shore’s Winter Landscape
After most of the tourists have gone home and the holidays are over, the woods, marshes, and beaches of Delmarva seem like they would be desolate places to visit. But hiking area trails during the winter is magical.

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Angela Herbert Hodges
Angela Herbert Hodges pours her love for the environment and endangered African wildlife into emotionally charged water color paintings and collages. I visited her at the end of summer when you can still here the cicadas serenading us from outside her studio.

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Michele Green
Michele Green is a plein air painter whose studio is the wide open marshes of Delmarva. She spends her days hiking in the back country with her dogs catching the simple majesty of the light in oils.

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Tales of Snow Hill
Nestled peacefully on the Pocomoke River, Snow Hill has a storied past. Named for a small town near London, it served as a trade center during the colonial period and was made the seat of government for Worcester County in 1742.

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Wildlife In Season

In March area fields awaiting spring planting are in full purple bloom with henbit. Crocus and daffodils of long past gardens bloom in unexpected wild places. The finches are starting to get their vibrant colors back. Killdeer are beginning to mark their nesting territory. Along the bays and marshes look for shore birds like yellow legs, ruddy turnstones, avocets, rails, and ibis. Snow Geese are starting to leave for parts north but by the end of the month neotropical warblers start to make an appearance. Also as the weather warms, spring peepers and tree frogs can be heard every evening, letting us know that spring is here to stay.

March often brings heavy weather in the form of Nor'easters. After one of these three day blows head to area beaches for good shelling.

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Delmarva's Night Sky

March 5 - Full Moon
March 16 - Corona-Australid Meteors
March 20 - Total Solar Eclipse - Not visible from Delmarva
March 20 - New Moon
March 20 - March Equinox
March 22 - Camelopardalid Meteors
March 22 - March Geminid Meteors

Names for the March full moon include:
Lenten Moon, Sap Moon, Seed Moon or Worm Moon

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Holidays This Month


Women's History Month
March 5 - Purim (Jewish)
March 8 - Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day (Christian)
March 20 - Spring Equinox
March 29 - Palm Sunday (Christian)

Birthstone: Aquamarine, Bloodstone
Flower: Jonquil

Astrological Signs - Pisces: February 19 - March 20, Aries: March 21 - April 19

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