Outdoor Delaware Magazine

Outdoor Delaware, Delaware’s award-winning conservation magazine, is published four times each year and presents stunning photography, detailed feature articles, regular columnists, and more. The magazine is now in its 61st year of publication.

The Spring Edition is out now and features a variety of articles, including:

  • Secretive, super slimy salamanders are one of nature’s coolest critters – amazing amphibians that are fun to watch and excellent indicators of environmental health.
  • What’s in store for this year’s shorebird season?
    (Bonus: Check out Feast on the Beach, a 15-minute documentary on the connection between shorebirds and horseshoe crabs produced by the Delaware Shorebird Project.)
  • Photographer Mark Nale has been chasing Delaware’s warblers with binoculars and camera for the last six years. Check out his photo essay.
  • Newly-retired Delaware State Parks Ranger Scott Carrow looks back on what he has seen and done in his nearly 30-year career.
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling.

You can read the latest edition of the magazine online or subscribe and receive the glossy coffee-table version.  Subscribe online or by calling 302.739.9902.

Spring 2017 Outdoor Delaware

First Place Winner!

Autumn Smile Photo Essay

Outdoor Delaware has won a first place award in the 2017 Delaware Press Association’s Professional Communications Contest.

The award is for the photo essay “Autumn… the Year’s Last, Loveliest Smile,” by photographer Doug Norton, in the Fall 2016 edition of the magazine.

This is the first time Outdoor Delaware has won in the highly competitive photo essay category. That category is among 64 that cover a broad range of communication types, including broadcasting, print, online and others. The contest is judged by communications professionals from out of state.

As a first place winner, the photo essay will be entered into a national communications competition.

Some Favorite Articles from Past Editions

For the Love of Wildlife
Summer, 2015 – For the Love of Wildlife
If You Care Leave Them There
Spring, 2009 – If you Care Leave Them There
An Injured Bird's BFF
Winter, 2014 – An Injured Bird’s BFF
Turtles in Trouble
Summer, 2010 – Turtles in Trouble
Furitive Foxes
Fall, 2011 – Furitive Foxes
Delaware's Rising Tide
Fall, 2010 – Delaware’s Rising Tide
Counting Birds
Winter, 2010 – Counting Birds
Lost In The Woods
Spring, 2011 – Lost In The Woods

Outdoor Delaware on Television

Watch Outdoor Delaware editor Beth Shockley on Me-TV’s “The Delaware Way” spreading the word about DNREC’s flagship, award-winning publication.


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