Coverdale Farm

Watching birds from the Greenewalt seat

Ian Stewart “You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing – that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something …

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Rare American chestnut discovered at Coverdale Farm Preserve

Ian Stewart, Matt Bailey and Joe Sebastiani Last week an accidental discovery brought the Delaware Nature Society a link with a past that few of us had known. Bret Lanan, a knowledgeable deer hunter exploring an obscure corner of our Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville alerted Dave Pro, the DNS Land Steward, to what he …

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Backyard invaders

Ian Stewart & Lori Athey Now that spring is here many Delawareans are enjoying the colorful wildflowers blooming in their backyard, local parks and road sides. Unfortunately, the great majority of those currently flowering are alien weeds which were either deliberately or accidentally introduced by Europeans. These plants found themselves in a new environment with …

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