Month: December 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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