Month: January 2012

Bringing Fire to the Piedmont Landscape

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator and Jared Judy, Flintwoods Preserve Land Manager A new type of land managment tool is arriving in the Piedmont of Delaware, and this is one of the most simple techniques with which to revitalize grassland habitats:  Fire! This past Spring, on March 29, for the first time in known memory a prescribed …

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New Year’s Plant Count

By Joe Sebastiani, Seasonal Program Team Leader Photos by David Smith; Plant Information by Janet Ebert Birders have their Christmas Bird Counts.  Lepidopterists have their 4th of July Butterfly Count.  Astronomers have their Star Parties.  Herpetologists have their reptile round-ups and calling frog surveys.  Why should botanists miss out on the fun! This is why …

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