DuPont Environmental Education Center

A Beaver in Wilmington

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center Occasionally, visitors to the Dupont Environmental Education Center spot Beavers swimming in the Christina River, right in front of the center.  On a recent marsh clean-up in the 212-acre Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, volunteers from the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington were treated to close …

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Atlantic Sturgeon in the Delaware River

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center  Through this past spring, summer and fall, program participants had the joy of finding a sundry of fish at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Species included brown bullhead catfish, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, and striped bass.  One species we did not come across is the Atlantic sturgeon. The …

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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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Blue Crabs – Unexpected Visitors

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center Over the summer and last weekend at WildFest, Blue Crabs were caught in the DuPont Environmental Education Center’s freshwater tidal pond. Most visitors were surprised to find crabs here since they are usually associated with brackish (slightly salty) and salt water along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. …

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