Mt. Cuba kestrels banded

Mt. Cuba’s 5 kestrel chicks get banded

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

      Mt. Cuba Center is generally known for its horticulture, but now it has good news for the avian world: A pair of its kestrels has sired five chicks. Kestrels, the smallest falcons in the U.S., have experienced as much as a 93% population decline since the 1960s, especially in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, according to …

Mt. Cuba Center new entry George Coombs

Mt. Cuba redesigns entrance to enhance garden experience

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Mt. Cuba Center has used old spaces, 12,000 native plants and environment-friendly materials to give patrons a more charming way to enter its botanic gardens. Visitors now may park in a new well-landscaped two-level lot. It leads them to a building once used as staff housing where patrons may buy tickets on the way in and Mt. Cuba plants on …

Happy Hours at area museums and gardens

Outdoor happy hours reopen at area museums, gardens

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    If you crave a drink at the end of your workday and want to have it in a lovely outdoors spot, many area museums and gardens can offer you just that. Here are some to try: Nemours Estate The former home and garden of A.I. du Pont, at 1600 Rockland Road in Wilmington, is offering Third Thursday summer …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 6, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Renter, landlord advocates disagree over solutions to eviction crisis Christina School District asks for moratorium on new, expanding charter schools Harlan Elementary’s Thursday night Bedtime Stories promote reading, community Culture Dover to celebrate Black History Month with cultural, educational events Want hydrangeas that bees will love? Choose a lacecap, says Mt. Cuba Surf fishing …

Want hydrangeas that bees will love? Choose a lacecap, says Mt. Cuba

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  If you want to choose a native hydrangea that will attract pollinators, all you have to do is follow the buzzing. When Mt. Cuba Garden Center was studying 29 species and cultivars of native hydrangeas, the row filled with lacecap hydrangeas — particularly Hydrangea arborescens ‘Haas’ Halo’ — looked (and sounded like) like an insect version of the Starboard …

A baker’s dozen of things to look forward to in 2022

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis visiting Winterthur’s Montmorenci foyer while she was First Lady.   From golf pros descending on Wilmington Country Club, to new shows and amenities at area theaters and cultural institutions, to the latest restaurant moves, Delaware has a lot to look forward to in 2022. With the end of the year fogged by a surge of COVID-19 testing …

Mt. Cuba studies best way to grow a forest

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

This fall, 60 volunteers worked for two weeks to plant 3,000 native trees and shrubs, part of a test at Mt. Cuba Center on the best way to create a forest. Three thousand native trees and shrubs have been planted this fall as part of Mt. Cuba Center’s massive study on the best ways to bring back the region’s forests. …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – August 29, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/DelawareLive-Aug-29.pdf” title=”DelawareLive-Aug 29″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Federal lawsuit attempts to halt, slow all East Coast wind farm approvals Wilmington film screening bases ticket cost …

Mt. Cuba to add high-tech greenhouse, welcome center and parking

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The 7,700 square foot greenhouse and 7,600 square foot head house support building will feature a passively cooled, open roof design. Hockessin’s Mt. Cuba Center is breaking ground on a new, sustainable greenhouse and plant production space. The organization plans to use the space to conduct native plant research, propagation, and production. Mt. Cuba’s current greenhouse was completed in 1962 …