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64 FRIDAY, MARCH 27 - MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015 CAPE LIFE Cape Gazette Volunteers prepare Upcoming events at the Du- Pont Nature Center include for visitors volunteer training from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, and 1 By Maddy tauria to 4 p.m., Saturday, April_25; an maddy@capegazette.com Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 18; Volunteers at the DuPont Na- and the sixth annual Peace, Love ture Center are gearing up for the and Horseshoe Crab Festival 2015 season, which will include a from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, new touch tank and plenty of op- May 16. portunities to observe Delaware The DuPont Nature Center is a Bay creatures in their habitat. Department of Natural Resourc- Localvolunteers with Polytech es and Environmental Control High School and the Alliance Division of Fish & Wildlife fa- of Bay Communities visited cility at the Mispillion Harbor the center March 15 to help set Reserve. Spring and summer up equipment and get ready hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 for the animals - including dia- p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, mondback terrapins and young April 1 through Aug. 30. Hours in horseshoe crabs - to return to September will be limited to 10 their tanks, a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and The center will reopen to the Sundays. The center is located public Wednesday, April 1. Since at 2992 Lighthouse Road, near its opening in May 2007, more Slaughter Beach, east of Milford. than 75,000 people have visited For more information, call 302- the center, which also hosts nu- 422-1329, email center director merous school groups, youth Dawn Webb Cox at dawn.cox@ clubs and conservation organi- state.de.us or go to www.dupon- zations, tnaturecenter.org. Volunteers at the DuPont Nature Center are working on a new touch tank which will allow visitors to get close to some Delaware Bay natives, such as horseshoe crabs, diamond- back terrapins and fish. Polytech High School students Tyler Coburn, left; and Sarah Wilkins, both 17, spent a Saturday afternoon help- ing prepare the DuPont Nature Cen- ter for its April opening. f The Delaware Bay is home to the largest population of At- lantic horseshoe crabs in the world, a species that is at the center of education and ac- tivities at the DuPont Nature Center. www*GardenShackFarm,com MADDY LAURIA PHOTOS BROADKILL BEACH RESIDENTS and Volunteers (I-r) Cathy McCarthy and Donna Bailey and Pickering Beach resident Nancy Lawson help set up the Du- Pont Nature Center in preparation for its Wednesday, April 1 opening. In just over a month, tens of thousands of horseshoe crabs will flock to Dela- ware Bay beaches to spawn. The DuPont Nature Center provides opportunity to view these ancient creatures, as well as the shorebirds that follow. It's more than coins under a pillow. It's about Grandpa and Max and a firm belief in tooth fairies. At Delaware Hospice, we believe it's about living fully. That's why we work to make each day the best it can be. So little boys and grandpas can still believe. Call us for a quality of care that improves the quality of living at (855) 335-4677. www.delawarehospice.org DELAWARE"