Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Visit to Pea Patch Island

Recently, two of VRA’s technicians, Ana Bruder and Jackie Vidal, took a day trip to Pea Patch Island in Delaware. This island is home to Fort Delaware, a Union fortress built in 1859 and is only accessible by ferry. Fort Delaware protected the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia and was also used to house Confederate prisoners of war.

In addition to the Fort, Pea Patch Island is a summer home to nine different species of herons, egrets, and ibis. The remote marshes provide an outstanding habitat for one of the largest wading bird nesting areas on the East Coast.


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