Botanic gardens to kick off eagle cam fundraiser March 7

Campaign starts during Do More 24 Delaware and continues all year
March 3, 2024

The Delaware Botanic Gardens announced a new fundraising campaign to install an eagle camera along its 1,000 feet shoreline on of Pepper Creek, where an eagle’s nest is located.

The campaign will begin during the Do More 24 Delaware fundraiser, which runs from 6 p.m., Thursday, March 7, through 6 p.m., Friday, March 8. To donate, go to

The eagle cam and wildlife trail cam fundraising effort will continue throughout the year.

Delaware Botanic Gardens will open for the season Thursday, March 14. Guests can contribute at the welcome center or online. Ray Sander, DBG president, said, “We are thrilled to announce our endeavor to invite sponsorship support for the acquisition of the eagle nest cam and wildlife trail cameras, revolutionizing the way visitors observe our abundant wildlife on our 37-acre site. Donate online at”

Stephen Pryce Lea, director of horticulture and educational programs, said, “Contributions from our supporters will not only facilitate the purchase and installation of the eagle nest cam and wildlife trail cameras, but also fortify our ongoing efforts to enhance the overall visitor experience at the Delaware Botanic Gardens. Nestled within the shoreline gardens lies a haven for wildlife, from the graceful kestrel to the majestic bald eagles, the vibrant bluebirds, night owls and woodpeckers, just a few of the wild species that contribute to the diverse tapestry of our ecosystem. Join us in our mission to foster a deeper connection with nature and embark on a journey of discovery at the Delaware Botanic Gardens. Together, let us observe, cherish, educate and preserve the unparalleled beauty of our Eastern Shore wildlife.”

Sheryl Swed, DBG executive director, said, “We are excited about this rare opportunity to use solar-powered cameras to give us an intimate glimpse into the daily life of these magnificent creatures onsite at the welcome center or through livestreaming into your homes.”

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