Month: May 2015

Farming the Forest at Coverdale Farm Preserve

by Michele Wales, Coverdale Farm Preserve Manager For 15 years Coverdale has raised livestock in our pastures & barns and grown acres of vegetables in our teaching gardens & CSA. Now we are reaching beyond the farm borders to the woodland to grow…..mushrooms! Specifically, the delicious Pleurotus ostreatus. Pleurotus (“sideways”) ostreatus (“oyster”) come by their …

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The Sights and Sounds of Spring in Southern Delaware

By Matthew Babbitt, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center Manager Spring is in full bloom here at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center!  Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, birds are chirping, frogs are croaking, and fish are biting.  While spring brings plenty of excitement for nature enthusiasts of all passions, there are a few birds that have arrived …

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Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice Campaign

By Brenna Goggin, Advocacy Manager Walking your dog along the trails at Ashland, bird watching off the boardwalk at the DuPont Environmental Education Center, picking vegetables at our Coverdale Farm Preserve, and canoeing on the Abbott’s Mill pond are a big part of Delaware Nature Society’s community. All of these activities also depend on our …

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