Annual events

These are the annual events you look forward to, the seasonal tradition of local Delawareans, Pennsylvanians, and Marylanders.  Come join in on the fun!

In the spring...

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting and
Earth Day Celebration

Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Ashland Nature Center

Join our Annual Meeting to learn about initiatives to connect people to nature, awards given, and special speakers and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Learn more »

In the spring...

Native Plant Sale, May 4-7, 2017

Native Plant Sale

Members only: May 4 – 5, 2017
Open to public days: May 6 – 7, 2017
Coverdale Farm Preserve

Our Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native plants, including perennials, trees, shrubs, ferns, and aquatic plants for all growing conditions. Create a beautiful garden filled with birds and butterflies.  Learn more »

Also check out our special events

Wed, Mar 22
Summer Camp Open House

Sat, Apr 8
Open House at Cooch-Dayett Mills

Sat, Apr 29
Spring into Nature

Sat, May 13
Sheep Shearing & Sheep to Shawl

Sat, Jun 10
Antique Engine & Model T Show

2nd Thursdays, Jun - Aug
Music at the Mill Series

In the summer...

Run the Mill Trail 5K 2017 Abbotts Mill

Run the Mill Trail 5K Run

Sat, Jun 3, 2017
Abbott's Mill Nature Center

Come out and support our mission swiftly afoot as you take the trails. After the run, enjoy a well-earned Dogfish beer, some post-race grub, live music, and more. Registration now open. Learn more »

In the summer...

Clean Water Rally

Clean Water Rally

Tue, June 6, 2017
Legislative Mall in Dover, DE

Join us for the 3rd Annual Clean Water Rally at the steps of Delaware’s Capital. Get a packet, FREE T-Shirt, and enjoy FREE Food from our local food trucks. In the afternoon, discuss the importance of clean water with your State Representative and Senators!  Learn more »

In the summer...

Farm to Food Truck

Farm to Food Truck

Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Coverdale Farm Preserve

Come enjoy food, music, and fun. Details coming soon.

In the early fall harvest season...

Farm to Fork - 2017

Farm to Fork

Sat, Sep 16, 2017
Coverdale Farm Preserve

Delaware Nature Society invites you to join our delicious culinary experience set in the rolling landscape of the Coverdale Farm Preserve.  Scenic sunset views, fine libations, and a culinary masterpiece grown less than 100 feet from your table. Learn more »

In the fall...

Harvest Moon Festival - Oct 2017

Harvest Moon Festival

Sat, Oct 7 – Sun, Oct 8, 2017
Coverdale Farm Preserve

Our fall festival, located on the scenic Coverdale Farm Preserve, features fun activities for all ages. Enjoy artisan demonstrations, children's activities and crafts, raptor programs, pony rides, corn maze, farm animal experiences, hayrides, music, food trucks and much more. Learn more »

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