Environmental Advocacy

Bat Trick-or-Treating - Photo by Michael Durham, Minden Pictures, BCI

A Green Halloween for the Bats and Beasties

Tips from Delaware Nature Society By Christi Leeson Halloween can be a celebration that is not so green.  Make it a Halloween that’s not so scary for your bats and beasties with these environmentally friendly tips from Delaware Nature Society: Don’t scare the costumed kids with single-use plastic. Instead, give kids reusable Trick-or-Treating sacks and …

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Birds in decline: a wake-up call for the continent

Ian Stewart A major analysis published last week (Rosenberg et al. 2019, Science, downloadable by scrolling down here) makes depressing reading for anyone interested in birds or in nature in general. A team of leading North American researchers analyzed almost 50 years of data from multiple sources and calculated that about 3 billion birds (= …

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Fall Tree Planting

By Shannon Giordano, Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator Fall is a prime time for planting trees, and Delaware Nature Society has planted quite a few in the last three weeks. Planting trees in the fall can be the best time because the trees are going dormant for the winter and the ground is often very …

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The State of the Christina River

By Guest Blogger: Martha Corrozi Narvaez Associate Policy Scientist, Water Resources Agency, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware On an unseasonably warm Sunday in February I walked hand-in-hand with my 4-year old son along Wilmington’s riverwalk that parallels the magnificent Christina River. As we walked we passed by couples, families, runners, and people of all …

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