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How to enjoy nature without leaving home

As we ease into more relaxed restrictions during the pandemic, you may now take a hike, bike, kayak or fish in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware state and some county parks, with certain restrictions that differ wherever you may be, so please check before you go. For those craving nature while hunkering down, there are plenty of opportunities to…

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Mother Nature Is Just What We Need Right Now

This is not how we planned on celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. There were going to be marches, celebrations, and calls for action. But the world has changed in the last few months, and most events and social gatherings will likely be changed to virtual actions. But in a strange way, Mother Earth…

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Delaware River Topography

Delaware River Facts: Get to Know This Important Waterway

The Delaware River is a major U.S. waterway that touches five different states and provides drinking water to over 13 million people. It’s an essential part of everyday life for people, animals, and plant species. Even if you are familiar with the Delaware River, there are interesting facts and informational tidbits about its history, wildlife, and…

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Bald Eagle Habitat Loss

Habitat Loss: The Role Humans Play in Habitat Protection

What do the Great Barrier Reef, the Amazon Rainforest, the Florida Everglades, and the Delaware River Watershed all have in common? First, they all provide habitat—think of coral reefs, tree top canopies, and nesting birds in your backyard. Second, they are each a bustling hub of recreation, exploration, and biodiversity. Finally, and most importantly, they…

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Birdwatching Delaware River Watershed

8 Best Places to Enjoy Birdwatching in the Delaware River Watershed

At any given point, there are 1,107 species of birds flying through the skies, chirping on tree branches, and meandering around marshlands throughout North America, according to National Geographic.  Trying to catch a glimpse of birds in their natural habitats is a favorite past time of hobbyists and nature lovers. In fact, approximately 45 million…

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schuylkill river trail education Audubon

5 Educational Stops to Make on the Schuylkill River Trail

Southeastern Pennsylvania is home to a variety of trails that allow outdoor enthusiasts and families to get out and explore nature. One of those pathways is the Schuylkill River Trail, a 130-mile stretch that spans from Philadelphia to Auburn, Pennsylvania, and is part of the regional network of Circuit Trails.  Currently over 60 miles of…

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