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The Reserve’s Changing Landscape

Written on: December 18th, 2012 in Blackbird Creek ReserveNERRStewardship

Have you been to the Blackbird Creek Reserve lately?  You may have notice some changes to our farm field.  As part of our restoration plan for the Blackbird Creek Reserve, we have taken some agricultural land out of production and created/restored some freshwater wetlands.  Wetlands are areas where there are water loving (hydrophytic) plants, saturation […]


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Opportunity to Make a Difference

Written on: March 21st, 2012 in Coastal Training ProgramResearchSt. Jones ReserveStewardshipVolunteers

It is that time of year when the Reserve gears up for all things horseshoe crab related.   Every spring around May and June, the Delaware Bay beaches are covered with spawning horseshoe crabs.  During this time trained volunteers help assess the horseshoe crab population by participating in the horseshoe crab spawning survey.  The survey began […]


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Rescuing a Feathery Friend

Written on: December 22nd, 2011 in ResearchSt. Jones ReserveStewardship

Many people living on the coasts and near oceans have heard of seabirds.  Some of these birds are what scientists call pelagic which means that they live mostly in the open sea or ocean; however, they will come to land to breed.  That is why it was such a surprise to see one of our researchers bring […]


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St. Jones Reserve Boardwalk Open and Ready for Visitors!

Written on: November 30th, 2011 in ResearchSt. Jones ReserveStewardship

The St. Jones Reserve Trail Boardwalk has a new look!  You may recall that the main boardwalk at the St. Jones Reserve was undergoing some renovations.  Those renovations are complete and the boardwalk is back open to visitors.  The new look includes wooden decking with more space between the deck planks and three sections of grating.  Both practices […]


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Thank you Wes!

Written on: September 30th, 2011 in Blackbird Creek ReserveNERRSt. Jones ReserveStewardship

Today we’re celebrating 12 years of outstanding service by the Reserve’s Conservationist, Wes Conley who is starting on a new adventure – retirement!  He’s been an invaluable resource to the Reserve and provided outstanding technical assistance and leadership in getting things done on the ground at the St Jones Reserve and Blackbird Creek Reserve.  His […]


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