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Completion of my 1-year Bird Survey of Phillips Park, Newark, DE

Starting last January, I decided to do a systematic survey of the birds in Phillips park, Newark (Delaware).  I followed the protocols of eBird, an online database of bird observations that is a joint effort of the Cornell Lab of … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Sustainable Tree Planting

Tree planting is a good thing, right?  After all, trees hold the soil, provide shade, valuable food for wildlife, absorb carbon dioxide and clean the air by breaking down various pollutants.  They can provide windbreaks which can lower heating bills, … Continue reading

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Black Raspberries and Japanese Wineberries

This post is about two delicious types of fruit, both of which grow wild in my yard here in Delaware.  One of them, the black raspberry, is native to the eastern United States.  The other, the Japanese wineberry, is a … Continue reading

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