The Calming Power of Nature

Ian Stewart, Ornithologist The need to reduce the spread of the coronavirus has led to these strange and uncertain times. Out of an abundance of caution our programs are temporarily cancelled and our buildings are closed. However, our trails remain open for you to enjoy at Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center …

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Rare American chestnut discovered at Coverdale Farm Preserve

Ian Stewart, Matt Bailey and Joe Sebastiani Last week an accidental discovery brought the Delaware Nature Society a link with a past that few of us had known. Bret Lanan, a knowledgeable deer hunter exploring an obscure corner of our Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville alerted Dave Pro, the DNS Land Steward, to what he …

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Bat Trick-or-Treating - Photo by Michael Durham, Minden Pictures, BCI

A Green Halloween for the Bats and Beasties

Tips from Delaware Nature Society By Christi Leeson Halloween can be a celebration that is not so green.  Make it a Halloween that’s not so scary for your bats and beasties with these environmentally friendly tips from Delaware Nature Society: Don’t scare the costumed kids with single-use plastic. Instead, give kids reusable Trick-or-Treating sacks and …

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