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Take a Bath in the Woods!

Written on: April 4th, 2015 in Blackbird Creek ReserveGuest BlogNERRSt. Jones ReserveVolunteers

To add variety to the blog and to offer a fresh perspective from our visitors, we are inviting guest bloggers to write posts describing their visits and thoughts while at the reserve.  The guest blog and photo today are brought to you by M.L. Christmas and her thoughts on “forest-bathing”.  Enjoy! (Maggie Pletta, DNERR Education Coordinator & Blog […]


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Uncovering Winter’s Mysteries

Written on: November 26th, 2013 in Blackbird Creek ReserveEducation & OutreachNERR

This fall the trees here at the Reserve were absolutely gorgeous with the deep reds, vibrant yellows, and fiery organges displayed in their leaves.  As each leaf drops and fall turns to winter we are not as captivated by the trees but they still remain a significant feature in our landscape.  Have you ever wondered how […]


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An Internship Beyond Expectation

Written on: August 2nd, 2013 in Blackbird Creek ReserveNERRResearchSt. Jones Reserve

By: Akida Ferguson Working as an intern at the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) has been a rewarding and exciting experience. As an intern I have been able to garner hands-on experience in the field I intend to be employed. Working closely with Mike Mensinger, an Environmental Scientist at the Reserve, I have been […]


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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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Forests decked with “boughs of holly”

Written on: December 15th, 2011 in Blackbird Creek ReserveEducation & OutreachSt. Jones Reserve

Did you know that the American holly (Ilex opaca) is Delaware’s State tree?  The holly was adopted as the State’s tree in 1939.  This beautiful native plant is commonly used in decorations this time of year.  But, I encourage you to take a hike on one of our trails to see the beauty of the American holly […]


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