Mammals

Discovering Ashland’s Habitats

Happy April nature friends! Have you all been outside lately? The weather is warming up, the birds are merrily singing, and the spring flowers are starting to bloom! Isn’t it wonderful? As the Ashland School Programs Coordinator my absolute favorite part of each spring season is getting the chance to be outdoors everyday introducing hundreds …

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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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Delaware Nature Society Eco-trip: Montana and Yellowstone

Story and Photos by Joe Sebastiani, Ashland Nature Center Manager What happens on a Delaware Nature Society Eco-trip? This spring’s adventure to Montana and Yellowstone featured lots of Black Bear, Grizzlies, Bison babies, over 150 species of birds, and world-class scenery. Throw in a few overnights in haunted hotels, cute mountain towns, and great food, …

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Canoeing Abbott’s Pond

By Alice Mohrman, Education Coordinator, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center A summer paddling expedition in Abbott’s Pond led us upstream to discover the hidden treasures in the cool shade of Johnson’s Branch. Point west and follow the expansive water garden of green heart-shaped waxy leaves dotted with the stout yellow flowers.  This hardy, native perennial is …

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