Juneteenth (also known as Emancipation Day and African-American Freedom Day) marks the day over 2 years later on June 19, 1865 when word of the emancipation reached slaves in Galveston, Texas. 4th of July does not hold the same meaning and pride for American slaves because they weren’t free themselves.
The Cicadas Are Back! – spread the word – The 17-Year Cicadas Are Back!
Where are the Brood X 17-Year Cicadas coming from? How do cicadas make that loud sound? Learn about the Brood X Cicadas in Delaware and Maryland.
Springtime is Frog Time!
By Jim White, Delaware Nature Society Senior Fellow for Land and Biodiversity Everyone has their own personal harbinger of spring….
Honoring Black Environmentalists
Can you name a Black environmentalist? A Black environmental trailblazer? A Black naturalist? I ask these questions because if I…
Sometimes there is a Shrew
On January 13, 2021, Ian Stewart, Delaware Nature Society Ornithologist, and I found a small, deceased, Sorex genus shrew at…
The Clean Water for Delaware Act: Back in 2021!
The Clean Water for Delaware Act passed unanimously out of the House Natural Resources Committee in January 2021, and now it is on to the next step.
Misadventures in Poison Ivy
Fair warning, this blog might make you itchy.. Everyone and their grandmother knows the age old adage “leaves of three…
Is It a Native Plant or Invasive?
Perhaps you’ve been hearing some rumors about something called invasive plants. Sadly, invasive plants are very real and a serious threat to our natural areas. Here’s how you can help…
American Chestnut DNA Analysis Confirms Rare Coverdale Farm Preserve Tree!
100% American chestnut DNA confirmed in rare, unusually large tree found at Coverdale Farm Preserve in Delaware.
Birds in decline: a wake-up call for the continent
A major analysis published last week (Rosenberg et al. 2019, Science, downloadable) makes depressing reading for anyone interested in birds…