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Reconnect with nature in this exceptional behind-the-scenes trek through Mt. Cuba Center’s natural areas with Joe Sebastiani, Manager at Ashland Nature Center, and Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands staff. Along the way, enjoy scouting for birds, discovering native spring ephemerals, exploring old-field meadows, and learning about several Natural Lands projects and experiments. Be prepared for a four-mile hike through hilly terrain. Dress for the weather; bring binoculars, a water bottle, and lunch.
This program takes place in-person (in Mt. Cuba Center natural lands) Friday, May 20 (Rain Date: Friday, May 27)
About the Instructor:
Joe Sebastiani is the Ashland Nature Center Manager for the Delaware Nature Society. He is passionate about birds and wildlife, founded the Ashland Hawk Watch, and edits Delaware eBird, an online checklist program, for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Nate Shampine, CERP, is Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands Manager responsible for implementing land conservation practices and developing healthy and functional ecosystems. He is a graduate of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and he is also a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner through the Society for Ecological Restoration.
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