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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Canoeing the Lower Brandywine River

By Sally O’Byrne, Teacher Naturalist The weather could not have been more perfect for the first ever Delaware Nature Society trip on the Lower Brandywine – a trip through the rarely experienced urban wilderness of the Brandywine on the Coastal Plain.   We launched our canoes at the abandoned ‘Up the Creek’ Restaurant boat ramp at …

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