|A wider view. Watch out, visitors on foot; the farmer stops for no one!|
Because the du Ponts are/were fabulously wealthy, I had assumed that Mt. Cuba was like heaven on earth - that Mrs. du Pont would dispatch armies of gardeners to rout every weed on her estate. I was quickly disabused of that notion by our visitors, who assured me that they had the same same problems with invasive plants, superabundant deer, and stormwater flooding that I face in my preserve.
|My two stewardship staff members (left) pointing out a land management feature to our three guests from Mt. Cuba.|