Blue Water Blog - wildlife

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



‘Tis the Season For Deer Rub

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Why do white-tailed deer rub their antlers on trees? Each spring, male deer (also called ‘stags’ or ‘bucks’) grow a new set of antlers. In the fall, these bucks rub their antlers on young tree trunks. Rubbing removes an itchy,…

How to Plant Your New Free Tree

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Right tree, right place. Congratulations, you decided to plant a new tree! Depending on the species, trees can live for a few decades and up to a few centuries. So choose wisely! Before you dig, do research on native trees…

Tree Species Availability for Ridgely Manor Park Giveaway

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Take home your own free tree! Blue Water Baltimore is partnering with the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, NeighborSpace, the Ridgely Manor Community Association and the Green Towson Alliance to offer residents a variety of native tree…

Do your part. Protect our green spaces in Baltimore!

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What are native, non-native, and invasive plant species? Native species have co-evolved in specific ecosystems for thousands of years. Native plants are anchors of healthy, biodiverse communities. They have adapted to local soils and climate conditions. Each species plays a…

Aphids and Native Plants

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This time of year you will probably notice Aphids clustered along stems and leaves in your garden.  Many gardeners ask themselves what to do about Aphids.  Our answer is simple: If you want your garden to support the ecosystem, leave…