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September: The Wild Rice Is Ripe
Episode 241st September 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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In this episode, John Page introduces us to wild rice. Stands of ripe wild rice in tidal fresh marshes along the Bay--and the blue-winged teal, red-winged blackbirds, and bobolink that enjoy it--are tell-tale signs of fall along the Bay.


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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at