Month: June 2015

Canoeing Abbott’s Pond

By Alice Mohrman, Education Coordinator, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center A summer paddling expedition in Abbott’s Pond led us upstream to discover the hidden treasures in the cool shade of Johnson’s Branch. Point west and follow the expansive water garden of green heart-shaped waxy leaves dotted with the stout yellow flowers.  This hardy, native perennial is …

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Elderberries in Bloom

By John Harrod: Manager, Dupont Environmental Education Center Blooming right now in the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge is a great shrub of utility and beauty. The common elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis), also known as American elder, can be found throughout Delaware and along the Eastern U.S. from Canada to Florida. Elderberry is a pioneer …

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