SAVE THE BAY
KELLY MARTIN CATALANO
This year’s contest is open to both
amateur and professional photographers,
and CBF is seeking photographs that
illustrate the beauty of the Bay and its
rivers and streams. We want to see your
vision of the Bay region—from Pennsylvania
to Virginia, from the Shenandoah
Mountains to the Eastern Shore. Images
depicting people, wildlife, recreation, and
farms within the watershed will all be con-
sidered. All photos must include water
from the Chesapeake Bay or a river, stream,
creek, or other body of water inside the
Chesapeake Bay watershed. Prizes range
from $100 to $500.
A Sign of Spring
Spring peepers (Hyla crucifer) are small
frogs that for many people signify the
coming of Spring. The tiny frogs, which are
3/4” to 1¼” long (females being larger) at
the largest, begin their chorus around late
February and continue into April depending on a
pond’s temperature. The males sing (true for all
frogs) to bring in the females for mating, who come a
little later. The dominate males come early to get the
best territories, usually soft rush clumps emerging
from the pond. So they, like the crocus and daffodil,
herald the coming of a new, warmer season.
Spring into action sporting your new CBF gear.
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