City considers lifting ban on backyard chickens

February 3, 2020

By LINDSAY MYERS — It’s hard to resist a good bird pun. Luckily, nobody tried at the Jan. 21 city council meeting when Councilmember Danny Schaible (Ward 2) introduced an amendment to Chapter 52 of the Hyattsville Charter and Code that would strike the prohibition against backyard fowl in [read more]

Nature Nearby: Pending blessed event in Magruder Park

August 19, 2019

By FRED SEITZ — Early on a warm day in June, I was walking my pseudo-fierce dog in Magruder Park. As we ventured downhill, I spotted a common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina, for Latin buffs) depositing a number of cream colored, ping pong ball-sized eggs into a hole in the ground. While [read more]
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