Ashland Nature Center

Leo Ascendant, Arcturus Resplendent, Orion in Retreat

By Sheila Vincent, Delaware Nature Society Group Programs Coordinator Don’t confine your search for signs of spring to the daylight hours; if you know where to look, the night sky can show you the season as surely as blooming flowers or singing birds. The familiar Big Dipper is the key to finding your way around …

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Naturalist Graduation

By Joe Sebastiani, Ashland Nature Center Manager Delaware Nature Society graduated fourteen “Certified Naturalists” in December, awarding those who successfully completed the year-long Naturalist Certification Series and the associated field journal.  In the past 12 years, over 300 people have taken this class which focuses on gaining a foundation for the study of nature in …

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New Insect Species Discovered at Ashland Nature Center

By Jim White: Senior Fellow for Land and Biodiversity It’s not every day that a new species of animal is found in Delaware. In fact, it is very rare indeed. However, in the summer or 2015 Adam Mitchel, a PhD candidate at the University of Delaware did just that. While collecting insects in a meadow …

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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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