Mariton: Wonderful Volunteers!

August 8, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Mariton couldn’t run the Nature Camp without the help of two very dedicated and talented volunteers.


Virginia Derbyshire is an excellent naturalist.  Virginia has ample knowledge about birds, wildflowers, insects, and amphibians.  Having her leading the children is invaluable.  A natural teacher, she boosts the children’s self esteem and helps them learn things on their own.

Carole Mebus is a familiar name to readers.  She takes most of the photos that I use for my Blog postings.  As well as her photographic skills, Carole is an excellent birder and butterflier.  Her enthusiasm for nature is contagious and inspiring.  While she thinks of herself as “just the photographer”, when she gets excited about a “find”, the children get excited also.

So, I send a heartfelt “Thank you” to two wonderful ladies that make Mariton’s educational programs so successful, and a cut above the rest.