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Delaware Seashore State Park

October 9, 2017

 

News from Delaware Seashore State Park

October 2017

 

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Dates to Remember

 

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Sea Hawk Trail at Holts Landing

Friday, November 24

1p.m.

FREE w/ paid park entry

#OutOutside on the day after Thanksgiving and hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a park naturalist. Explore this 1.7 mile loop and enjoy the fall wildlife at the beach.

Meet at the picnic pavilion at Holts Landing State Park

Pre-registration is NOT required

 

 

Fall Programs and Events

Call (302) 227-6991 for more information!

 

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Introduction to Surf Fishing

 

Sunday, October 8         9 a.m. – Noon

Saturday, October 14        9 a.m. – Noon

Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! We will cover everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques. Rods, reels and bait are all provided. Participants must be at least 10; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Pre-registration required

$25 per person

 

 

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Beach Driving Clinic

Sunday, October 8    

2 p.m. 

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag on their vehicle).

Pre-registration required

$8 per person

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Birding with a Naturalist

Sunday, October 15

9:30 a.m.

Birders of all ages and abilities are invited to join a park naturalist to view birds common to coastal Delaware. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station for a short introductory talk on common species and then head out to the field (by car) with bird guides, a spotting scope, and binoculars.

Pre-registration required

$4 per person

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Hike Burton Island Nature Preserve

Sunday, October 22

1 p.m.

Explore the one-mile loop trail on Burton Island Nature Preserve with a Park Naturalist. Learn to identify coastal plants, discover island history, and spot various waterfowl along the way.

Pre-registration required

$5 per person

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Owls: Predators of the Night

Saturday, October 28

3 p.m.

Learn to identify common owl species found in our area. A park naturalist will explain their adaptations and guide participants through a dissection of an owl pellet to determine it's latest meal!

Pre-registration required

$5 per person

 

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Sunset Bridge Walk

Friday, October 6

6 p.m.

Hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge just in time to catch the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. A Park Interpreter will lead the way, pointing out bridge features and explaining how the inlet has changed over the last 100 years. 

Pre-registration required

$6 per person

 

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Wild Edibles of the Seashore

Sunday, October 15              

1 p.m.

This program will introduce you to some of the native plants of coastal Delaware, many of which are edible! Learn about beach plum, prickly pear, sea rocket, and much more. You may even leave with some new cooking tips!

Pre-registration required

$6 per person

 

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Hike Thompson Island

Sunday, October 22

10 a.m.

Hike the trail at Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Space is very limited!

Pre-registration required

$5 per person

 

News in Nature: Consciously Informed

 

 

World Animal Day: Wednesday October 4, 2017

Whether you are an animal lover or not, building a better future for our society includes the welfare of animals we have in our homes, work throughout Delaware, or put on the table to fill our bellies. World Animal Day is celebrated every October to develop the understanding between human and creature, and educate the masses of animals importance through all walks of life. Events across the world are held to enhance animal status in plethora of ways: education on pet adoption, workshops on proper use of farm animals, conferences for the development of game hunting, compassionate treatment decisions, "fixing" and vaccination importance, to name a few.

So what is Delaware's relationship with animals like? Well with over $800 million dollars worth of livestock and 2,500 farms thriving in the agriculture industry, farmers and their recipients drastically influence our understanding of animals. The State Marine Animal, the Horseshoe Crab, is not only of Ordovician status but used to detect bacterial poisons in certain medications, vaccines and medical devices. Reaching the far stretches of medical labs across the world. And with over 35 animals rescue ventures scattered through all three counties, the word is spreading on domestic compassion and awareness in all age ranges. Even though Delaware is a small state, we have deep, interconnected economical and social relationships with land and sea animals not to be taken advantage of.

At Delaware Seashore we not only have upland forest habitat critical to the development of game species, but have freshwater and bays that act as nursery for delicious seafood and unique inhabitants, such as the Blue Crab and bay water Seahorse. Most of our park's preserves, like Burton Island, have a deep history in the agriculture industry or involve livestock breeding as a predecessor for protection. And most of all, we have pristine beaches with diverse oceanic life flourishing with every wave and wind. So next time you're walking your pet down that favorite local spot, remember that everyday can be World Animal Day by embracing all the ways creatures big and small impact our lives.

 

 

Information featured found on WAD and DDA

 

 

 

Want your private group to discover Delaware Seashore?

 

Call the Indian River Life-Saving Station and ask for the Private Programs Coordinator!

 

We provide a variety of private programs for ALL ages. We can cater to your staff, scout troop, class, or community group with outreach programs and on-site park visits.

 

Call (302) 227-6991 for details.

 

 

 

Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum and

Gift Shop Hours

Open daily 8 am - 4:30 pm until October 21st

The Museum closes 30 minutes prioer to the Gift shop.

 

 

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July 2017 Market Update

August 25, 2017

July was a productive month for us with 9 settlements.  The market picked up tremendously after the 4th of July, especially in the $200,000 to $500,000 price points.  Inventory is still limited in the upper price points. 

We are seeing a huge influx of buyers from New York and New Jersey.  Why? TAXES!  Buyers who are looking at this time are buying as a 2nd home and will retire here full time in the next 3-5 years.  Also, buyers want to take advantage of the lower interest rates and competitive pricing that the builders are offering.

We greatly appreciate your business.  Please call with any questions or concerns.

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