Growing Horseshoe Crab Population Supports Migratory Shorebirds along Delaware Bay, Including Threatened Red Knots
While this year’s spring shorebird migration has ended in Delaware, with the shorebirds embarking for their Arctic nesting grounds fueled for their journey after consuming abundant horseshoe crab eggs, the horseshoe crabs continue to spawn along the shores of Delaware Bay.
Visitors will be welcomed at the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve when it reopens for the season Saturday, May 1. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control facility will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is closed Mondays.
The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park will reopen today, August 29, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced.
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife DuPont Nature Center to host Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival May 18
The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will host its 10th annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 18, to celebrate the spring arrival of spawning horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds.
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife schedules training in Lewes for volunteer beachnesting bird monitors
Volunteers wanting to help protect Delaware’s beachnesting birds are invited to a training session with DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife monitoring team.