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August 27th, 2009

Many of the Natural Beauties of Cape Henlopen, Lewes, Delaware are its beaches, dunes, forests and wetlands…


The whole park is beautiful with hiking trails, swimming, surfing or just watching its wildlife.

The area that I would like to tell you about is the Seaside Nature Center.  It is located on 42 Cape Henlopen Drive, in Lewes, Delaware, 19958.  The tel. is 302-645-6852.  The Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., year-round.  They do have extended hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from June 15th to September 7th.

They have many programs available for just individuals or for the whole family.  The children need to have a parent or guardian with them.  For more information on specific programs and registration, please call the above mentioned telephone.  There are programs available for schools and other groups; so please go to their website for a complete list.  Some of these programs will need pre-registration.

One of the things you can do if you are not able to visit the park is visit  By visiting this website you will be able to enjoy the live Osprey Cam that was donated by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park.

In order to get to the Nature Center you will need to, actually, go into the park and pay the fee of $4.00 for instate or $8.00 for out of state.

At the time of this post, some of these programs will be coming to an end, but if you are at my beaches, you might be able to take advantage of some of them plus you can always visit the Center.  It is still as I remembered it, when I used to take my children.  Rustic, with just a few updates.

Some of the programs still available are:

Seining the Bay – Until August 29th. 9 – 10:30 a.m.  Collecting and learning and getting wet, while learning about the Delaware Bay’s creatures.  Maximum of 6 tickets per person. $4.00 per ticket.

Beat the Heat – Until August 28th – 2 – 3 p.m.  It is an indoor program.  It is free of charge but call the Nature Center at the above mentioned telephone to find out what the topic will be.

Touch Tank Creature Features – Last day will be August 29th at 3:30 p.m.  There will be a naturalist at the touch tank, but you will want to be prepared to touch sharks, horseshoe crabs, or the “critter” of the week.  It is free of charge.

Volunteer Trail Day – It is the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  If you are available, you might be able to help the Friends of Cape Henlopen maintain and improve the many trails of the park.  It will include clean-up, minor construction projects, trail maintenance and more.  That is why it looks great.

For more information on the Friends of Cape Henlopen, please call 302-644-4923 or visit

So many times, I have encountered people that own a place here, at my beaches, and wonder what they could do if they retired here.  I always say that you can do as much or as little as you want to.  So, if you like nature and being outdoors, this organization might be a good one to try.  At least you will be able to meet other people and help the area.  Have fun!!


Talking about summer coming to an end has reminded me that some of us with sons and daughters in college wonder if these students are having a well balanced meal.

I am sharing this recipe with you because it is so easy and it can be doubled if you so desire. It is also very budget friendly.  So, tell your sons and daughters to check this blog and get them cooking.


Texas Hash

1 to 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

2 onions, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 large can of tomatoes

1/2 cup raw rice (long grain)

1 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

Brown ground beef.  Add onions and green pepper while beef is browning.  Drain off fat, after browning, but if you buy lean meat, you won’t have to.  Put into a casserole.

Add rice, chili powder, salt and pepper.  Pour can of tomatoes over it, chopping tomatoes into medium pieces.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour, covered with foil.

Note.  If you double it then you will have to adjust the cooking time.  Just add a salad  and you have a meal.  Remember, make it your own.

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