Abbott’s Mill Nature Center

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center: Historical and Natural Treasures

By Matt Babbitt, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center Manager Delaware Nature Society is excited to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, a hidden gem of southern Delaware nestled just 4 miles outside of Milford. Abbott’s encompasses 483 acres of towering upland forests, restored native meadows, pristine ponds fed by sinuous streams, mystic Atlantic white …

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The Boardwalk: Streamside at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center

Alice Mohrman, Education Coordinator, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center Meet at the historic Abbott’s  Mill spillway to begin your stream adventure on the Boardwalk Trail!  As the September light filters through the canopy, it highlights the clear water of Johnson’s Branch which skims effortlessly around branches scattered across the sandy bottom.  A journey along the meandering …

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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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