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A Day at the Marsh

by Dakin Hewlett, Watershed Education Coordinator Fall not only brings the oncoming burst of changing colors, but also marks the beginning of the monarch butterfly’s incredible migration to Mexico. The DuPont Environmental Education Center highlighted the butterfly’s unique journey at their 4th Annual Marsh & Monarch Celebration on September 23rd. Blue skies and sunshine greeted over 200 …

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Build It and They Will Come: New Osprey Platform at DEEC

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center The Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge has a new Osprey nesting platform. DNS worked with Cristina Frank, senior environmental scientist with Pepco Holdings, to install a new platform near the DuPont Environmental Education Center. It can be easily seen at eye level as you cross the …

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Black Groundhog at DEEC

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center DEEC has had a resident groundhog this summer. While groundhogs are fairly common, this one is worth noting because of its unique color: black. Its black fur is due to excess amounts of melanin, a pigment that gives skin, hair, feathers and fur their dark color. This occurrence …

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