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  Archived Posts From: 2011


How would you like this to be your office?

Written on: May 24th, 2011 in Blackbird Creek ReserveCoastal Training ProgramEducation & OutreachStewardship

It is that time of year when high school seniors are graduating and juniors are moving into their senior year.  There is much to think about as they prepare for college.   The question of what to major in is always a difficult decision for some.  If that describes you we want to let you know of some of the great opportunities in the natural resources field.  The Reserve staff is comprised of educators, research scientists, conservationists, and land managers.  To learn more about our staff, their job duties and expertise, their education, training, and experiences that led to them to their position, and what they like most about their jobs visit the “Meet the Expert” page on Estuaries.gov.  At this site you have the opportunity to meet Delaware’s Reserve manager, Education Coordinator, and Conservationist.  You can also read about other staff from the additional 27 Reserves around the United States. 

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Garden in Bloom

Written on: May 16th, 2011 in St. Jones Reserve

Come visit the Reserve and see the beautiful blooms and growth in the Native Plant Garden.  The  Jack-in-the-Pulpit, blue flag iris and columbine are in bloom and the trees like the paw paw are brilliant green!  It is a great display to show how native plants can spruce up your landscaping!  Have you thought of using native plants around your house to provide food for birds and butterflies?  As defined by the Federal Native Plant Committee “a native plant species is one that occurs naturally in a particular region, state, ecosystem, and habitat without direct or indirect human actions.”  Where can you find native plants to purchase?  Many landscaping stores and nurseries are now carrying more and more native plant stock.  And, every November the Delaware Native Plant Society holds their annual native plant sale at the St. Jones Reserve.  For more information about native plants visit the Delaware Native Plant Society website.

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