Abbott’s Mill Nature Center

The Sights and Sounds of Spring in Southern Delaware

By Matthew Babbitt, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center Manager Spring is in full bloom here at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center!  Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, birds are chirping, frogs are croaking, and fish are biting.  While spring brings plenty of excitement for nature enthusiasts of all passions, there are a few birds that have arrived …

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Fatal Attraction?

By Robert Fisher, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center Intern Southern Delaware’s lingering drought received a brief respite on July 19th.  At 2pm severe thunderstorms rolled into the Milford area, bringing heavy rainfall. This steady inundation brought much needed moisture to stressed plants. While the rain was a blessing for most plants, the storm’s associated lightning and …

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Back to Blackwater

By Jason Beale, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center Manager Blackwater NWR near Cambridge, Maryland is a top location for winter wildlife watching on Delmarva. Photo by Ellen Sebastiani. As the days shorten and leaf fall continues, birdwatchers begin to focus in on the legions of returning waterfowl and wintering raptors that fill the marshes and fields …

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