John Harrod

Snappers Abound

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center The DuPont Environmental Education Center has a healthy population of Eastern Snapping Turtles and they have been a common sight for many recent visitors. Large adults are likely to be seen lumbering across and lounging in the marsh and much smaller yearlings have been seen swimming at the …

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Serviceberry – A Staff Favorite

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center One of my favorite native plants is in peak bloom today in the DuPont Environmental Education Center botanic garden: the serviceberry. Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.) is a large shrub or small tree that grows 15-40 feet tall depending on the species and right now it is covered in …

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Bayberries and Butterbutts

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center Earlier this week, while walking along the Wilmington Riverfront on a relatively warm day in February, I spotted a bird that most people might not expect to see in the city. I wasn’t surprised to see it, though, since the plantings along the Riverfront include northern bayberry (Morella …

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