John Harrod

Atlantic Sturgeon in the Delaware River

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center  Through this past spring, summer and fall, program participants had the joy of finding a sundry of fish at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Species included brown bullhead catfish, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, and striped bass.  One species we did not come across is the Atlantic sturgeon. The …

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Animals of White in the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center Though we have not had much snow yet in Delaware, I have had the opportunity to observe other white wonders of nature in the marsh at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. On a recent walk, I saw some wildlife that boast white on their bodies. …

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Blue Crabs – Unexpected Visitors

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center Over the summer and last weekend at WildFest, Blue Crabs were caught in the DuPont Environmental Education Center’s freshwater tidal pond. Most visitors were surprised to find crabs here since they are usually associated with brackish (slightly salty) and salt water along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. …

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