Month: September 2011

Conservation Action Force…Summer Camp 2011

By Brenna Goggin: Environmental Advocate Monday, August 8th started out like every other day. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and summer campers were arriving to tackle all of the state’s environmental issues, or at least try. The first day campers learned how the legislative process works, listened to School House Rock (“I’m …

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Broad-winged Hawk Migration is NOW!

By Joe Sebastiani, Seasonal Program Team Leader In my opinion, the greatest wildlife spectacle that occurs in the northern Delaware Piedmont is the fall migration of the Broad-winged Hawk.  Ashland Hawk Watch at the Ashland Nature Center, is the perfect location to witness the amazing sight of hundreds or thousands of these raptors migrating through …

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Northern Mockingbirds: Made to Mimic

 By Kar DeGeiso, Teacher Naturalist As I walked over the bridge to the DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) recently, I saw a gray bird with a long tail and flashes of white on its wings.  These fieldmarks are the hallmark of our resident Northern Mockingbirds. Mockingbirds, often called “Mockers,” can mimic other bird songs and man-made devices like …

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