Gypsy Moth Activity on the Increase in Sussex County

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State Forest officials have detected an increase in gypsy moth activity in Sussex County. They say about 825 acres of defoliation has been seen around the Cypress Swamp in Gumboro and the Nanticoke Wildlife Area west of Laurel. Last year only about 12 acres was impacted. The Gypsy Moth is an invasive species. Information from…

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More Delmarva Fox Squirrels Relocate To Sussex Co.

Delmarva Fox Squirrels are moving into new habitat in Sussex County to bolster the species’ numbers in Delaware (photo courtesy of Delaware Department of Natural Resources)

Redden State Forest is now home to four Delmarva fox squirrels. Two males and two females of the rare species were relocated from Maryland to the Delaware Forest Service Headquarters Tract as part of a management program. The Fox Squirrel was removed from the federal endangered species list in 2015, and while now abundant on…

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