Coverdale Farm

Bird Walk at Coverdale Farm Preserve

By Joe Sebastiani, Seasonal Program Team Leader Photos by: Eric Roberson Last Friday, I led a bird-filled walk at Coverdale Farm Preserve complete with colorful trees, and lots of migrant sparrows, warblers, and a few raptors.  Yellow-rumped warblers were swarming everywhere, eating poison ivy berries as if they were a delicacy.  The bane of a pleasant …

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Recounting the Butterfly Count

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator A Red-banded Hairstreak basking on a leaf at Coverdale Farm Preserve. Image by Derek Stoner, July 30, 2011. Way back on July 30(more than three weeks ago now!), the Delaware Nature Society took part in the North American Butterfly Count.  A crew of four citizen scientists helped to survey …

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird: All Grown Up!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator On Saturday, June 18, our class from the Naturalist Certification Series visited Coverdale Farm Preserve for a bird walk.  Lots of great birds gave us plenty to appreciate, from Orchard Orioles to Indigo Buntings to Yellow Warblers.  But the star of the show was the baby Ruby-throated Hummingbird, sitting in the nest where for the …

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