A taste of outdoor life: Delaware Expo returns to Harrington

The second annual Delaware Outdoor Expo, presented by the Delaware State News, returned to the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. There were close to 50 exhibitors on hand inside the Dover Building at the Delaware Outdoor Expo, showing off the newest in gear and information whether a person enjoys […]

Snowy owl sightings stir excitement, controversy

  MILFORD — For the past few weeks, birders, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers have been flocking to the downstate wildlife refuges to catch a glimpse of a rare visitor — the snowy owl. According to various reports, several have been spotted in the region. Karl Krueger, a wildlife photographer hobbyist, said bird-watching groups have been […]

State wants tourism migrating to Bombay Hook refuge

  SMYRNA — In eastern Kent County, along the coast of the Delaware Bay, sit 16,000 acres of protected land home to many species of birds, reptiles and mammals. On a cloudy and humid September day, shorebirds looked for food in the mud, while herons and egrets stood still along the shores and two eagles […]

Wildlife artists compete in Delaware’s duck, trout stamp contests

  GREENWOOD — Wildlife artists from around the country put their best brush strokes forward in hopes of putting their own personal stamp on Delaware’s annual Waterfowl and Trout Stamp contests Saturday morning. When judging was completed at the Delaware Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Event at Owens Station Shooting Sports and Hunter Education Center, Daniel Allard, […]

Milford’s Clifton putting stamp on artistic success

MILFORD — There may not be anything unusual about a boy on a Sussex County farm using his crayons to draw tractors or birds, or even learning to hunt ducks. The boy will probably grow up to be a farmer. Then again, the boy could grow up to be a famous wildlife artist like Richard […]

Harbor seal sighted in Coursey Pond spillway

  FELTON — To Phil Petrucci’s recollection — and that of fellow fishermen — no one has seen a seal come all the way up to the Coursey Pond spillway under the Canterbury Road bridge east of Felton. With the arrival of a juvenile harbor seal over the Christmas weekend this is no longer the […]

Hold on for deer life: Officials stress alert driving during peak season

  DOVER — Few things will ruin your day faster than crashing into a 180-pound buck with your car. But it can do more than just ruin your day. Collisions with deer can cause severe damage to your vehicle and easily result in serious or fatal injuries to you and your passengers. It’s for this […]

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center celebrates 35 years

MILFORD –– Abbott’s Mill Nature Center is in the midst of celebrating its 35th anniversary and ongoing programming options are bound to keep kids and adults interested in its 482 acres of preserved wilderness. Traditional programs like weekly tours of the nature center’s namesake mill offer locals and visitors alike the chance to learn about […]