Nesting Pair

Terry Chike of Bridgeville took this photo of an adult and baby osprey in Seaford earlier this month. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, where and when your photo was taken, where you live and your phone number. To see […]

All along the watchtower

Jason Nicholson of Felton took this picture at Cape Henlopen State Park on May 20. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, where and when your photo was taken, where you live and your phone number. To see more Scenic Delaware photos, […]

Milford Riverwalk

Chris Cole of Harrington took this photo along the Milford Riverwalk on April 25. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, where and when your photo was taken, where you live and your phone number. To see more Scenic Delaware photos, […]

Group aims to halt horseshoe crab ‘kill zone’ at Pickering Beach

  LITTLE CREEK — It’s a well-known phenomenon that thousands of horseshoe crabs swarm the sandy coasts of the Delaware Bay in the spring looking for love. Pickering Beach, southeast of Little Creek, is one of the most prolific spawning beaches in the world according to Glenn Gauvry, president of the Ecological Research & Development […]

Saving the trees: Forest preservation group dedicates 3 tracts

DOVER — The wolves, bears and bison aren’t returning to this forest. However, there’s still plenty to love about the Anne Clements Woods Tract in the Fork Branch Nature Preserve. It’s 200 acres of mature forest and many trees over 140 years old, uncommon beetles, beech trees, coastal plain depression swamps, upland forest, forested wetlands, […]

Wildlife refuge upgraded: Improved Bombay Hook a boon for birds, waterfowl

SMYRNA — Waterfowl and shorebirds are among the biggest stars of the show when it comes to the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, which attracts around 100,000 visitors each year. Keeping the populations of the migratory birds happy and healthy is why Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to enhance more […]

March snow

  Jan Owens of Georgetown took this photo in Georgetown on March 22.    

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 […]