Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count on Sandy Hook

Today marks the start of National Audubon Society's 115th Christmas Bird Count (CBC)! From December 14 through January 5, thousands of volunteers across North America are invited to go out, count birds and contribute data to an early-winter bird census. When looking at the CBC Map, you will see that every state offers a significant [...]

#GivingTuesday 2014: Celebrate All Things Winged with The Raptor Trust

Scoured the shelves for deals on Black Friday? Gearing up for gadget buying on Cyber Monday? Don't forget to honor the most important day of this week (after Thanksgiving, of course), Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a call to action, a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season. The third annual [...]

Guest Blog: What We Can All Learn from Laguna Chicabal

Guest Blog By: Kelley Scholl Kelley grew up in lovely Northborough, Massachusetts, but is now lucky enough to have pieces of her heart scattered the world over.  Her interests are: politics, kind people, pretty places, and good beer.  She attended University of Delaware where after approximately 80 majors, she graduated with degrees in Sociology and [...]

The First State’s First (Developed?) National Park

The First State (Delaware) has finally gotten it's first National Park!  Hooray!  Major victory!  Preserving land!  Enter a development group called Woodlawn Trustees. The park known locally as "The Valley," but more formally as "Beaver Valley" is west of 202/Concord Pike on the Pennsylvania/Delaware border.  Beaver Valley is known for its beauty, recreational wonders, historic significance, [...]

Assigning (Monetary) Value to the Environment

On Public Lands Day 2011, my friend and I spent some time in White Clay Creek State Park.  As we walked through the park, a few female Mallard ducks flew over the creek.  We found a few large spiders in vernal ponds and a grasshopper jumping around through the weeds.  We could not, however, identify [...]