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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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The Ward Brothers: Singing Barbers
Lem and Steve Ward were not just barbers they were musicians. Hear them sing in their barbershop quartet.

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Rich Smoker
Rich Smoker is a master waterfowl sculptor from Marion Station, Maryland. His carvings have won prizes at the highest levels of competition.

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Delaware Botanical Gardens
In Dagsboro, Delaware a wonderful garden project is unfolding. Actually to call it a project really does not do it justice.

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Delmarva’s Neotropical Migrants
April and May are exciting months for birders on Delmarva. Almost every day, we see new migratory species arrive from southern wintering grounds, and birds that winter with us take flight for breeding grounds to the north.

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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

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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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