Reptiles and Amphibians

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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Costa Rica: A Wildlife Paradise

By Derek Stoner, Seasonal Program Team Leader Continuing our “flashback tour” from our Costa Rica 2015 adventure: As our group settled in at the comfortable Evergreen Lodge on the banks of the picturesque Tortuguero River, we could hardly imagine the bounty of wildlife could be any greater than what we found right around our accommodations.    …

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Snake Royalty – The Queen Snake

By Jim White, Associate Director, Land and Biodiversity: Ringing cell phones can be an interrupting bother, and sometimes I yearn for the days when phones resided in buildings or on street corners, not in your pocket. However, last Tuesday, while at the Dupont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) in Wilmington for a meeting, I was very …

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Herping Night for the Advanced Naturalist Club

By Ian Stewart, Naturalist Certification Series Student About a dozen of the Delaware Nature Society’s Advanced Naturalist Club and Naturalist Certification Series recently spent an unusual but enjoyable Thursday night standing up to our waists in a swamp in rural Delaware! We were on the Herpetology field trip of the Naturalists’ Certification Series, a popular …

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