Month: July 2011

Fatal Attraction?

By Robert Fisher, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center Intern Southern Delaware’s lingering drought received a brief respite on July 19th.  At 2pm severe thunderstorms rolled into the Milford area, bringing heavy rainfall. This steady inundation brought much needed moisture to stressed plants. While the rain was a blessing for most plants, the storm’s associated lightning and …

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Tigers in Ashland Parking Lot!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator Every summer a showy spectacle takes place in the corner of the Ashland Nature Center parking lot, right beside the recycling center.  The blooming of the Joe Pye Weed attracts large butterflies in large numbers.  By large butterflies, I mean the big and beautiful swallowtails.  In this case, the predominant swallowtail is the Eastern …

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