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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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Fun Family Festival

Written on: October 19th, 2011 in Blackbird Creek Events and ProgramsBlackbird Creek ReserveEducation & Outreach

Looking for something fun to do this Saturday, October 22?  Join us at the 4th annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival at the Blackbird Creek Reserve on 801 Blackbird Landing Road, Townsend, Delaware from 10 am – 4 pm.  Delight in the beauty of the Blackbird Creek by taking a hay ride or enjoying a leisurely […]

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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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Up Blackbird Creek with a paddle

Written on: June 10th, 2011 in Blackbird Creek ReserveEducation & Outreach

It’s been an interesting few days as Reserve staff have been participating in canoe instructor training.  We have been practicing rescue techniques, canoeing strokes, safety skills, and teaching skills.  It has been a great training and now more of our staff are certified canoe instructors with the American Canoeing Association.  Thanks to Greg our instructor!  If […]

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