15th Annual Ashland Hawk Watch Begins!

By Joe Sebastiani, Ashland Nature Center Director. Raptor photos by David Brown, Ashland Hawk Watcher You’ve probably read the headline: 3-Billion Birds Lost Since 1970. In the U.S. and Canada, many bird species in every biome have significantly declined in the last 50 years. It isn’t just obscure species in distant remote places. Common birds …

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Ashland iNaturalist Contest Winner for July!

Delaware Nature Society started the summer iNaturalist contest on June 1 to encourage folks to visit Ashland Nature Center and use the iNaturalist app or website to record their observations. These observations are automatically pulled into the Ashland Nature Center Biodiversity iNaturalist project, where we catalogue plants and animals that observers report. For more details, …

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Revitalizing Ashland’s Butterfly House

The COVID pandemic has impacted many, many aspects of our lives, but it has also impacted our environment in unexpected ways. Our state parks and preserves experienced a huge increase in visitation from people looking for safe and healthy activities outside of the home during lockdown. Ashland Nature Center was one of these welcome respites …

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