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May 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm


Hike the Mt. Cuba Natural Lands Loop

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Reconnect with nature in this exceptional behind-the-scenes trek through Mt. Cuba’s natural areas with our Natural Lands Team and Joe Sebastiani, director of adult engagement at Ashland Nature Center. Along the way, scout for birds, discover native spring ephemerals, explore old-field meadows, and learn about several of Mt. Cuba’s restoration projects and experiments. Be prepared for a four-mile hike through hilly, uneven, and occasionally steep terrain. Dress for the weather; bring binoculars, a water bottle, and lunch.

This program takes place in-person in Mt. Cuba Center natural lands on Friday, May 12, 2023 (Rain Date: Friday, May 19).

About the Instructor:
Joe Sebastiani is the Director of Adult Engagement 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.

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