Ashland Nature Center serves as Delaware Nature Society's headquarters with 130 acres of woods, meadows, marsh, the Red Clay Creek, and many trails to explore. The site is open to the public year-round, features educational programs, a picnic area, Visitor Center, Hawk Watch, Butterfly House, Bird Banding station, Bird Blind, Hummingbird Haven garden, two Lenni Lenape longhouses, and an overnight lodge for school and public groups.Support Ashland Nature Center »

 
Native Plant Sale 2018. Members only: May 3 – 4, 2018. Open to public days: May 5 – 6, 2018. At Coverdale Farm Preserve
Clean Water Rally, Tue, June 5, 2018

Spring has sprung at Ashland

The fun is blossoming at Ashland with activities for adults, kids, and families.
Upcoming spring activities

ROAD CLOSED: Creek Rd is closed between Barley Mill Road and Way Road. See alternate route map »

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Drop by for FREE* programs every week

Make us a part of your weekly plans - come by for free programs each week. No registration needed, just drop on by!
* Non-members pay a small entry fee - see below for details.

Locations & phone

Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE
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Phone: 302.239.2334

Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA
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Ashland entry fee

Members: FREE

*Non-members: child (age 2+) $3 / adult $5

Ashland Hours

Trails hours
Open daily: dawn to dusk

Visitor Center building hours
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat: 10 am – 3 pm (Apr – Nov)
Sun: Noon – 4 pm (Apr – Nov)
Closed on some holidays

Results
Mondays, April - November, 8 - 11 am

Meet our Ornithologist and help him catch, band and measure wild birds. See who's flyin'! Mondays at Ashland April - November.

Members: Free, Others: Trail Entry Fee
04/02/2018 - 11/30/2018
at: Ashland
age: Family
Birding, Free, Visitation
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Wednesdays, April - November, 8 - 11 am

Meet our Ornithologist and help him catch, band and measure wild birds. See who's flyin'! Wednesdays at Bucktoe Creek Preserve April - November.

Members: Free, Others: Trail Entry Fee
04/04/2018 - 11/30/2018
at: Bucktoe Creek Preserve
age: Family
Birding, Free, Visitation
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Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm; Sundays 12 noon - 4 pm (April - November)

A Naturalist will be on duty each weekend beginning April 7 through November. Discover what's hopping, flying, and crawling at the Ashland Nature Center; hike our 4-miles of trails; try Geocaching; or pack a picnic and enjoy the view on Hawk Watch Hill. FREE guided nature walks are at 10am and 2pm on Saturday, and at 2pm on Sunday.

Members: Free, Others: Trail Entry Fee
04/07/2018 - 11/01/2018
at: Ashland
age: Family
Free, Visitation, Hiking, Botany, Birding, Animals
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Thursdays, Sept 13 - Oct 15, 8:30am - 10am

Enjoy the autumn season as we walk the trails in search of resident and migratory birds. Learn basic bird identification skills while exploring the stream, forests, and field habitats of Abbott’s and the Milford Millponds Nature Preserve. Binoculars available for use. Led by Alice Mohrman

Meets at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE, 19963 (302) 422-0847
No pre-registration required. Just show up!
09/13/2018 - 10/15/2018
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Birding, Free, Visitation
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