Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay Through the Seasons

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Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub, Nov 1, 1993 - Nature - 236 pages
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Where do the Chesapeake Bay's sea turtles come from in the summer, and where do they go in winter? Where do swans come from when they arrive in the region in November? And why do fishermen and sailors consistently see monarch butterflies out over the open Bay in late summer?

This book answers these questions and enables those who love the Bay to tune in to its natural events. The fishing enthusiast may discover things that help him or her catch more bluefish or white perch; the bird-watcher and the hiker will learn when to look for the return of the ospreys in the spring and of the geese in the fall. The canoeist will discover when to look for wild marsh flowers in a favorite tidal creek. The book's natural history sketches cover the upper ends of the Bay's rivers down to the mouth.

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About the author (1993)

John Page Williams, a member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff since 1973, has served in many capacities, from fundraiser to field-trip guide on every river system in the Chesapeake. In his current position as senior naturalist, he leads a CBF team helping The Conservation Fund and National Geographic to develop the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Water Trail. He also writes about fishing and environmental issues for "Boating, Chesapeake Bay," and "Offshore" magazines. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

Alice Jane Lippson has worked as a research scientist at the University of Maryland Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and Martin-Marietta Corporation and as a professional scientific illustrator. They are authors of the popular guidebook "Life in the Chesapeake Bay".

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