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Updates – September 23, 2021

A New Era (and Parking Lot)

By Amy Highland, Director of Collections and Conservation Lead The term solastalgia means homesickness without leaving home. This is a new a feeling I’ve found myself trying to process recently as I take in the sudden landscape change along Mt. Cuba Center’s Main Drive. It’s a feeling that I haven’t left my Mt. Cuba home, […]

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Updates – September 10, 2021

Get Started with Nature Photography

Dramatic photos of the natural world are a joy to behold and an inspiration to all. A photo can transport the viewer to never before seen landscapes or show an up close and personal view of wildlife and plants. Filled with color, textures, shapes, and interesting objects, nature is a one of the most popular […]

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Updates – August 10, 2021

Conserving the American Chestnut

By Pamela Crowe  An estimated 4 billion American chestnut trees dominated the eastern hardwood forest at the beginning of the 20th century, but by 1950 the American chestnut had disappeared from the landscape due to the chestnut blight. Huge gaps remained in the forest canopy. Other trees eventually filled in the canopy, but nothing could […]

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Updates – July 13, 2021

A Walk in the Woods

Need a nudge to get back into nature? Take the upcoming course, Shrinrin-yoku to help tune out the daily stressors and re-connect with nature at Mt. Cuba Center. This class goes beyond just a walk in the woods and into a discovery of wellness with the help of a certified guide. Shrinrin-yoku is a Japanese […]

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Updates – July 9, 2021

Discover Peace in Nature

Connect with nature in a new way at Mt. Cuba Center’s upcoming course, Walking to Awaken. Discover the tranquility of the Gardens in early morning and disconnect, unwind, and focus on the meditative healing powers of nature. Awaken your senses while walking through gardens and woodlands alongside meditation teacher and practitioner, Julia Byrem. In this […]

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