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Discover Our Natural Lands

Mt. Cuba Center

Thu, Nov 7, 2013, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tickets: $15

Instructors: Eileen Boyle & Nathan Shampine, Mt. Cuba Center


See the differences between a mature woodland, an old field meadow, and a wetland edge ecosystem in this tour of Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands. Study the plants and animals unique to these areas during early and late fall. Find autumn blooming wildflowers, track animal migrations, and enjoy changing fall colors in Mt. Cuba Center’s rolling hills. Be prepared for the weather and this strenuous hike in rugged, uneven terrain.

Eileen Boyle is the director of education and research at Mt. Cuba Center. Previously she was the director of horticulture at the Philadelphia Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden. She has also worked as a horticulture professor, an administrator for the New York City’s parks, and for the USDA.

Nathan Shampine is the natural lands manager at Mt. Cuba Center. He graduated from The College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a degree in Environmental and Forest Biology, and has conducted White-tailed deer research for Cornell University. He is focused on creating diverse landscapes.

Pre-registration Required.





Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707

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Contact: 302-239-4244