What's New at Bombay Hook

    Friends puts your dues and donations to work. Friends has reciently donated:

    1. A 72" 4K, Ultra HD, television;
    2. A streaming Wi-Fi Blu-ray player;
    3. A laptop for PowerPoint presentations and Internet conferencing;
    4. The annual supply of seed for birdfeeders around the Visitor Center

    The above image shows the realative sizes of the new 72" and the old 42" TVs.

    Friends supports:

    1. The annual Native Plant Symposium;
    2. Transportation cost reimbursement for school trips to Bombay Hook; and
    3. Sponsorship for High School Co-Op Students at Bombay Hook
  • Thank you for your support!
  • Phase 1 of the Allee House renovation is expected to be completed by mid-November. The remaining work has yet to be funded. For more information please click here.
  • The Delaware State News reports that October is for the birds. As the State News says, "Fans of avocets, Canadian geese, snow geese and pintail, mallard and black ducks should head to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge."

    In the same article a photograph shows onging renovation work on the Allee House. This work is mentioned in the article
  • Environmental workshop for teachers, youth leaders at Bombay Hook on Saturday, October 1. Registration is reuired. Call (302) 653-9345.
  • The September 1, 2016, edition of the Friends' Newsletter has been posted. Read it here.
  • The Friends of Bombay Hook Bird Club has posted its 2016/2017 Schedule of Bird Walks. You can find it by clicking here.
  • Photos from the Pros - Award winning photographers Joe del Tufo and Jim Corse of Moonloop Photography have demonstrated their talents with photographs ranging from portrates and weddings to architecture and nature. Geographically their photography has taken them from their base in Philadelphia to Mexico City and London. One location they keep returning to is Bombay Hook. Please enjoy December Wildlife Excursion, Spring at Bombay Hook and Bombay Hook's Kit Foxes.
  • "Bombay Hook is among the most famous birding locations in the eastern United States." So states the Audubon Society in the Bombay Hook section of Birding in Delaware.
  • The Delaware State News interviewed a 91 Year Dover resident, Rennie Quible. One of her thoughts that the article shared is about our Refuge "... she’s found her “serenity place” — Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Whitehall Neck Road in Smyrna. “I go there for the birds, the trees, the quiets, the snow, the heat, the flies,” she said. “I love it.” You can read the full article here.
  • A thought about Fall - Life is abundant in the marsh during the Fall. Newly arrived birds prepare to continue their migration. Our animals also preparing for the coming winter. Fall is a wonderful time to visit Bombay Hook NWR.
  • Bombay Hook In the News - "Delaware Living", a magazine published by the Delaware Electric Cooperative, features articles showcasing Our Community. Their article includes a brief description of the Refuge and a number of photographs taken at BH. DEC headed the article "A Delaware Wonder". We couldn't agree with them more! Please enjoy Delaware Electric Cooperative's Bombay Hook article.
  • Native Plants Updated Saturday, October 22 - 12th Annual Native Plant Symposium – Native Plants in Wildlife Habitats (10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) – Native plants are essential in habitats for pollinators, birds and other wildlife that provide an ecosystem with food, water, cover and shelter.

    To read the rest of the article please go to Things to Do/Friends Presents.
  • Our Website - We are working to bring our website up to date and to provide new information. Some of the work is quick such as the link to our newsletter that appears below. Other work such as that done on the Web Links page under the Things to Do tab take time. The links in the first three sections of Web Links have been updated and new information provided. Please come back to our website to see what else we have added. Please contact the webmaster of this page with any suggestions you may have.

  • Your Refuge - Your Bombay Hook pictures and stories belong here. Please send an email to our web master to learn more.
  • Hit the trail: The Delaware Outdoor Trail, a collection of more than 60 activities at over 40 statewide locations, ranging from the rolling hills of Delaware’s wooded north to its southern beaches and bays. Read about the trail locations, and how it works and how to get started.
  • Be sure to read 50 Great (and Neat) Native Plants for Delaware Gardens, published by Quentin Schlieder of the Bombay Hook Garden Keepers. Use it as a reference when reading Quentin's articles in upcoming editions of the Friends' newsletter and as a resource to help you with your backyard planting.

    The Bombay Hook Garden Keepers are garden enthusiasts who meet monthly to learn about gardening with native plants in the mid-Atlantic region; they maintain the native landscape around the refuge Visitor Center. Their meetings and special events are posted on the Events Calendar page of the web site.
  • Help Friends by participating in a fundraising opportunity through Redners grocery stores: When you shop at Redners using your Pumps Perks card, save your receipt and hand in the entire receipt at the Visitor Center store. Over $2000 in Redners receipts have already been turned in. At $5000, Friends qualifies to get the first 1% back! Find the location of the nearest Redners warehouse market here.

    Amazon Smile is another great way to help. Amazon will donate a percentage of the sale of Smile eligible items to The Friends of Bombay Hook. Log in to Smile here. Once there, search for "Friends of Bombay Hook", and designate us as your charity.
  • See a slideshow of images taken at Bombay Hook by refuge volunteer and Friends' member Karen Dever on the Photogallery page.
  • Friends is now on Facebook! Check out our page here and be sure to post.

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