Related Program: The Nature of Things The Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly By W. Brooks Paternotte • Jun 10, 2014 Related Program: The Nature of Things ShareTweetEmail Listen Listening... / 3:57 Like the Baltimore oriole, the checkerspot's beautiful orange and black coloration match those on Lord Baltimore's shield. It's one of approximately 150 types of butterflies found in Maryland; their striking colors and delicate nature earned them the nickname "winged wildflowers." Tags: WYPR ProgramsThe Nature of ThingsShareTweetEmail Related Content Citizen Science By W. Brooks Paternotte • May 27, 2014 If you’ve ever wanted to be involved in the great work that scientists do, this is your chance. Terrapins By W. Brooks Paternotte • May 20, 2014 Many of our local students are graduating from University of Maryland this week. And likely all of them know that the name of their famous mascot, Testudo, is the Latin word for tortoise. Orioles By W. Brooks Paternotte • May 13, 2014 The rich, whistling song of the Baltimore oriole, echoing from treetops near homes and parks, is a sweet herald of spring in eastern North America. Coyotes By W. Brooks Paternotte • May 6, 2014 Coyotes are a relatively new addition to our local ecosystems, and were first documented in Maryland in 1972. Community Supported Agriculture By W. Brooks Paternotte • Apr 29, 2014 My family and I grow some of these in our home garden, but we supplement what we can do ourselves with what’s called a CSA share.