Year: 2010

Animals of White in the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center Though we have not had much snow yet in Delaware, I have had the opportunity to observe other white wonders of nature in the marsh at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. On a recent walk, I saw some wildlife that boast white on their bodies. …

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Cuba’s Zapata Swamp

By Joe Sebastiani, Seasonal Program Team Leader As a young birder 25 years ago, I read an article about Cuba’s famous Zapata Swamp, the largest wilderness area in the Caribbean.  This landscape, similar to Florida’s Everglades, has extensive mangrove-ringed coast, tropical forest, saw-grass savannah and scattered palm hammocks, and some very endangered wildlife.  The swamp is …

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