Scenic Delaware: Sunflowers

Patricia Sterling of Wyoming took this photo of sunflowers at Fifer Orchards in Wyoming on June 19.

Invasive spotted lanternfly hatch out as temps rise

DOVER — The steady increase in daily temperatures has spurred spotted lanternfly nymphs to hatch out of their egg masses recently. While the hatching is expected to continue for the next few weeks, this causes concern for businesses, residents and the agriculture industry because the notorious hitchhiker will be on the move. “From the time […]

‘Busy season’ for strandings says MERR Institute

DOVER — According to the Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation (MERR) Institute, their volunteers have responded to 43 stranding reports on Delaware shores since the end of January — most recently, a seal needing treatment, a dead seal and a dead “common dolphin” last weekend. “We are seeing higher than usual numbers,” MERR’s director Suzanne […]

Marvel Tract saltmarsh boardwalk project in Slaughter Beach to begin

SLAUGHTER BEACH — A path 20 years in the making will soon be built in Slaughter Beach. The sleepy town, as Mayor Harry Ward affectionately calls it, welcomes thousands of students each year to marshlands within its borders in hopes of educating youth and preserving nature. After great persistence by many, a saltmarsh boardwalk along […]

Home Sweet Home

    Dave Tally of Camden took this photo he calls “Home Sweet Home” in Port Mahon on March 29. 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. […]

Dead whale to get second life in a Delaware museum

PICKERING BEACH — Last Friday, the saga of a once 30-foot, 20-ton juvenile humpback whale that was found dead on Port Mahon last year finally took a happy turn. Portions of the whale’s skeleton — including its 280-pound skull with twin 9-foot jawbones — were carefully collected and transported by Delaware Museum of Natural History […]

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 […]