July 4, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Poolesville Sunflower Field Attracts Visitors and Provides Resource to Wildlife

Each spring the Maryland Department of Natural Resources-Wildlife and Heritage Service plants sunflowers on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. The purpose of planting sunflowers at this location is to provide a food source for mourning doves, as well as other wildlife species that inhabit the land. Sunflowers and sunflower seeds are also resourceful to songbirds, […]

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July 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Acres of Sunflowers Are Blooming in Poolesville This Week

UPDATED Looking for a bright spot? Grab your camera and head to McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area off River Road in Montgomery County this month. That’s where 30 acres of sunflowers have been planted in nine different fields, and they are expected to reach peak bloom in late July. The sunflowers should be in full bloom […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

A Warning from Health Officials: Don’t Pick Up that Wild Animal, No Matter How Cute and Cuddly

Montgomery County health officials are warning residents to resist the urge to touch wild animals, including baby squirrels, raccoons and baby foxes. According to Mary Anderson, a spokesperson for Montgomery County, there have been several instances in the last few weeks of county residents bringing young wild animals into their homes and then calling animal […]

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October 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Turtle Crossing at Watkins Pond in Rockville (VIDEO)

The City of Rockville has posted Turtle Crossing signs on a local roadway in the King Farm community to alert motorists about some of the area’s turtles that are migrating across the street. Find out more in this video report by Rock 11 Now, below: There is more information about this project on the city’s […]

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June 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: More Black Bear Sightings in Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 6.16.16 That yearling black bear is on the move in Montgomery County, according to Maryland bear biologist Harry Spiker. Spiker said the bear was spotted this morning, at 10 a.m., at Route 29 and Industrial Parkway in Silver Spring. On Wednesday, the bear was reported eating lunch on the FDA campus in White Oak. […]

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May 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Second Chance Wildlife Center Hosts Baby Shower Fundraiser (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED Dozens of residents turned out for a Baby Shower fundraiser to support Second Chance Wildlife Center located in Gaithersburg on May 1st. Jim Monsma, executive director of Second Chance Wildlife Center, says that the organization takes care of thousands of baby animals a year and the cost adds up. He said the Baby Shower is one way to raise […]

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March 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 4, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 4, in Montgomery County: 1. The Washington Post reports that harsher penalties for illegal drinking are moving forward in Maryland. 2. An injured bald eagle is on the mend at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Boyds today. 3. Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich says he is […]

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November 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

Museum Shopping at Strathmore Mansion’s 26th Annual Shop Around (PHOTOS)

The 26th Annual Museum Shop Around continues on Saturday and Sunday at the Strathmore Mansion. The doors are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $9 for admission. Find out more, here.

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August 26, 2012 | Karen O'Keefe

Karen O'Keefe's dog Ruby

Deer Postscript and Literary Angst

The two trapped fawns are free. Two county employees came to the locked gate at the county storm water management pond and cut the heavy chain.  They opened the gate wide – staking each side to a nearby sapling — and freed the two fawns. The twins were spotted yesterday munching something in my yard.  […]

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