Ecological studies in the 35-acre Ecology Woods focus on the effects of habitat fragmentation on native endangered species of wildlife. For example, the Ecology Woods is the site of the longest continuous study on the population health of forest songbirds in North America. This 30-year study has involved dozens of undergraduate and graduate students and provides valuable insights on the relationship between habitat size and the change in songbird populations over time. The Ecology Woods was included among the sites designated as valuable in Lorraine Fleming’s Delaware’s Outstanding Natural Areas and Their Preservation.
View the slide show of the Ecology Woods located at the top of this page.