Dupont Nature Center Announces Winter Hours For 2009-2010

Dupont Nature Center Announces Winter Hours For 2009-2010

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife

Delaware – -(AmmoLand.com)- The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife facility, today announced its new winter hours. Beginning Dec. 1 and continuing through March 1, 2010, the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Perched on the edge of Mispillion Harbor at the intersection of the mouths of the Mispillion River and Cedar Creek, the center offers a variety of interactive exhibits, school tours and educational programs. In the spring, its location offers wildlife watchers a front-row seat for the spring spectacle of spawning horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds including the red knot that depend on horseshoe crab eggs to help fuel their 9,000-mile journey.

Several special programs are on the calendar this winter:

  • What’s the Reason They’re Not Freezin’? (hibernation and migration) – 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010
  • Shorebird Identification 101 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24
  • What Lives in a Shell? – 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 6
  • Barbels, Scutes and Caviar: Learn About the Atlantic Sturgeon – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10
  • Programs are offered free of charge with no preregistration required.

The center is located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, east of Milford. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the DuPont Nature Center and its programs, please call 302-422-1329 or visit www.dupontnaturecenter.org.

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