DuPont Environmental Education Center

Fall Tree Planting

By Shannon Giordano, Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator Fall is a prime time for planting trees, and Delaware Nature Society has planted quite a few in the last three weeks. Planting trees in the fall can be the best time because the trees are going dormant for the winter and the ground is often very …

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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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Russet-tipped Clubtail of the Christina River

By Jim White: Senior Fellow for Land and Biodiversity The Christina River has been one of my favorite Delaware canoeing and kayaking destinations for many years. Cruising with the tide on a late summer day is about as relaxing as it can get.  However, if you are like me, the best part of the experience …

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Elderberries in Bloom

By John Harrod: Manager, Dupont Environmental Education Center Blooming right now in the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge is a great shrub of utility and beauty. The common elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis), also known as American elder, can be found throughout Delaware and along the Eastern U.S. from Canada to Florida. Elderberry is a pioneer …

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