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Mt. Cuba Center evaluates native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value.

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Mt. Cuba conserves and stewards more than 1,000 acres including meadows, forests, streams and riparian corridors.

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Mt Cuba Center
Learnings – April 14, 2022

Iconic Wildflowers in Peril

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Press Release – June 1, 2022

Woodland Glade Opens at Mt. Cuba

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Updates – July 11, 2022

Kestrels Take Flight at Mt. Cuba Center

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Press Release, Updates – February 13, 2024

Bluestars Shine in Our Latest Garden Trial

According to a 10-year trial conducted by Mt. Cuba Center, Amsonia, commonly known as bluestars, are a beautiful, adaptable, and long-lived selection for home gardens that provide interest and beauty […]

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In The News, Press Release, Updates – January 8, 2024

Expansion of White Clay Creek State Park

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and the Delaware Open Space Council announced an expansion of 275 acres to White Clay Creek State Park in […]

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Learnings – December 8, 2023

Late Fall in the Meadow

By Patrick Greenwald At this time of year, as the temperatures get colder and the plants go dormant, textures of the landscape come alive in the meadow. Seed heads in […]

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Updates – November 8, 2023

Fall Cleanup for the Birds

By Elizabeth Castelletti Native wild bird numbers in North America have been declining at a staggering rate over the past four decades. A range of factors are contributing to these losses […]

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Updates – November 6, 2023

Holiday Gift Guide

Give the Gift of Nature This holiday season, find eco-friendly gifts that inspire, educate, and support conservation here at Mt. Cuba Center. Our holiday gift guide is full of ideas […]

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