The Natural History Society of Maryland had a recent meetup lead by biologist Nick Spero in Herring Run Park. They were searching for wild mushrooms, but with the warning not to eat any mushroom that you cannot identify. They found many like Pleurotus pulmonarius, also called oyster mushroom, Phellinus linteus, or black hoof mushroom, and Lenzites betulinus. I later returned on my own to see what visual treasures I could find hidden in the woods of Herring Run Park.
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Two window washers caught on dangling scaffolding on the 69th floor of New York City’s One World Trade Center were pulled to safety on Wednesday through a window cut in the tallest U.S. skyscraper, a building official said.
Mechanical error appeared to trap the workers, both veteran window washers, on a small platform dangling vertically from cables, according to Gerard McEneany, director of the window washing division at the building in lower Manhattan told NY 1 television.
Tributes to veterans took place around the world as countries paid tribute to the those who have served and those currently serving in the military. Veterans Day has its roots in World War I. November 11th was originally set aside as a day to commemorate the end of “The Great War” in 1918. The U.S. Congress, in 1954, voted to change the name to Veterans Day to pay tribute to all servicemen and women. In many countries November 11th is still know as Armistice Day.
At one time, skid rows were confined to a certain area of the city, near the urban center and on the beaten track. Then, urban renewal and decentralization of the city had taken their toll, leaving the Baltimore skid rows less clearly defined and the population dispersed throughout low-income sections of the city.
We gathered a collection of photos from The Sun’s reporting of the “skid rows” around Baltimore between the 1960s and 1980s.
There are plenty of fresh faces on this year’s edition of the Sweet 16 — The Sun’s annual list of Baltimore’s best men’s college basketball players.
Syracuse’s C.J. Fair (City), Notre Dame’s Eric Atkins (Mount St. Joseph), UNLV’s Roscoe Smith (Walbrook) and 10 other players from the 2013 list have moved on from college. A 14th player, former Maryland wing Nick Faust (City), is sitting out this season after transferring to Long Beach State. The two returnees, meanwhile, are at the top of this year’s list.
The Sweet 16 is based on prior accomplishments and projected success for this season. Eligible athletes are returning players and fifth-year transfers.
There are 81 local players on DI rosters this season. After the jump, we’ll look a little closer at the top 16, and address some who just missed the cut.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens’ 21-7 win against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium.
Astronaut Reid Wiseman, born and raised in the Baltimore area, is currently stationed aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He literally has a window on the world as the space station circles in low orbit around Earth. Wiseman has been taking hundreds of pictures of Earth and posting amazing images on his Twitter account @astro_reid.
Showing of the cats, vintage car rally on slippery slate and typhoon remembrance in the Philippines | Nov. 8
Cats on display in Rome during the Super Cat Show 2014, vintage cars race on slippery, slate roads in the United Kingdom, and remembering the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. That, and more, in the day in pictures around the world.