DO TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, THIS FIELD TRIP IS CANCELLED.
On January 19th the club field trip will be to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge which protects one of the largest remaining expanses of tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic region. The refuge, located along the coast of Delaware, is mostly marsh, but also includes freshwater impoundments and upland habitats that are managed for other wildlife.
Wildlife can be seen year round at Bombay Hook. Mammals can be seen year round, particularly in the early morning and evening hours. These include white tailed deer, beaver, muskrat, red fox, river otter, woodchuck and opossum. Fall and spring offer the best opportunity for observing peak concentrations of migratory birds. Waterfowl populations are at their peak in November and December. More than 150,000 ducks and geese use the refuge at this time. It is primarily a refuge and breeding ground for migrating birds and other wildlife.
Entrance fees are $4.00 / car. The refuge is open 1/2-hour before sunrise until 1/2-hour after sunset. The visitor center is closed on weekends in January. The drive to the refuge takes approximately 1.5 hours. The closest place to get food and gas is in Smyrna, Cheswold, or Dover depending on your route. Click here for directions.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.