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The American Holly

Written on: April 11th, 2016 in Blackbird Creek ReserveGuest BlogNERRSt. Jones Reserve

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 is brought to you by Rebecca Snow about one of our native evergreens that can be found at the Reserve. Enjoy! (Maggie Pletta, DNERR Education Coordinator […]


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St. Jones Reserve

Written on: February 23rd, 2016 in Education & OutreachGuest BlogNERRSt. Jones Reserve

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 is brought to you by Rebecca Snow about her families recent trip to explore the trails at the St. Jones Reserve.  Enjoy! (Maggie Pletta, […]


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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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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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