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...

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.
Details and catalogue »

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 by Arena's, live music, and more.
Details and registration »

Also check out our special events

Sat, Apr 29
Spring into Nature

Sat, May 13
Sheep Shearing & Sheep to Shawl

Sat, Jun 10
Antique Engine & Model T Show

In the summer...

Music at the Mill Summer Concert Series festival Milford, Delaware

Music at the Mill

2nd Thursdays, Jun 8, Jul 13, Aug 10, 2017
Abbott's Mill Nature Center

Summer concert series of live local bands, Dogfish Head craft ales, food trucks, kayaking/SUP (6/8), Hammock Hangout (7/13, 8/10), and more. Lifecycle will host 5:30 pm rides from Milford to Music at the Mill.
Full schedule and details »

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! Registration required.
Details and registration »

In the summer...

Farm to Food Truck

Farm to Food Truck

Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Coverdale Farm Preserve

Come enjoy local food, music, and fun on the farm. This is an adults-only event showcasing local food trucks at the scenic Coverdale Farm Preserve along with a Dogfish Head beer garden, olde tyme lawn games, photo booth, and hayride.

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 »

In the spring...

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Spring 2018
Ashland Nature Center

Members are invited to attend the official business meeting and awards ceremony. Refreshments served; registration required. More information to come winter 2017.

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