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Jan Crumpley and Taylor Collins
Jan Crumpley and Taylor Collins are friends, artists, and entrepreneurs. They have channeled their love of art and history into their paintings and the Parke Green Galleries on State Street by the Green in Dover.

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Invasive Plants - Part II
Dave Wilson brings us part two of a series on the negative impact of invasive non-native plants.

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The Chocolate Murders
I recently visited artists Jan Crumpley and Taylor Collins at the Parke Green Galleries on State Street by the Green in Dover. They shared some stories about that neighborhood's local history.

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May Garden Planner
Scott Duncan brings us the May Garden Planner.

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Bill Patterson
Meet Milton, Delaware painter Bill Patterson.

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The Legacy of Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman became known as the "Moses" of her people because of her work helping her family escape slavery on the Underground Rail Road.

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Doug Tallamy on Native Plants In Fall Gardening
University of Delaware professor Doug Tallamy tells us about the value of native plants in our yards.

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Wildlife In Season

Most birds are nesting now. Keep an eye out for mama osprey and eagles which can be seen along our bay areas. Piping plover and sea turtle nesting season begins along some beaches and sandy islands. Avoid getting close to marked nesting areas. Butterflies are all around including the black swallow tail. More and more turtles can be seen around area ponds and ditches. Watch out to avoid mowing over them in your yard.

May is a great time to start looking for herps - frogs, slamanders, turtles, lizards, and snakes. Make sure you send pictures or descriptions of your finds to the Maryland Herp Atlas.

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Delmarva's Night Sky

New Moon: May 6
Rare Transit of Mercury Across the Sun - May 9 - Click here to find out more.
Full Moon: May 21

Names for the May full moon include:
Bright Moon, Flower Moon, or Frogs Return Moon

Find out more on the Rhythms & Tides page.


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Holidays This Month


National Safe Boating Week 7 day period ending on last Fri before Memorial Day
National Transportation Week Week that includes 3rd Fri in May
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 1 - May Day, Beltane (Celtic)
May 2 - Twelfth day of Ridvan (Bahai)
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
May 8 - Mother's Day, V-E Day
May 15 - Peace Officer Memorial Day
May 19 - Malcolm X Day
May 21 - National Waiter/Waitress Day
May 22 - National Maritime Day
May 24 - Declaration of the Bab (Bahai)

Birthstone: Emerald
Flower: Lily-of-the-Valley and Hawthorne

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