Annual and special events

These are the annual events you look forward to, the seasonal tradition of local Delawareans, Pennsylvanians, and Marylanders.  Also, come join our special events for Abbott's Mill Nature Center's 35th Anniversary.  Come learn more and join us!

In the spring...

Patagonia's New Localism Film Festival - Abbott's 35th Anniversary Event

Patagonia’s The New Localism Film Festival

Fri, May 20, 2016
Abbott's Mill Nature Center

Come out for a night of environmentally thought provoking and adventurous films while you help Abbott's Mill Nature Center kick off our 35th Anniversary celebration. Learn more »

In the spring...

Run the Mill - Abbott's 35th Anniversary 5K

Run the Mill 5K Run

Sat, May 21, 2016
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. Learn more »

In the summer...

Farm to Food Truck - Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Farm to Food Truck

Sat, Jun 11, 2016
Coverdale Farm Preserve

Kick back, grab a beer, and a bite on the farm. 6 Rolling Revolution Food Trucks, craft brews from Dogfish Head, live music and more. Live music, Bonfire, Lawn Games, and Hayrides. Each truck will feature a signature Coverdale Dish. Try one on us! Learn more »

In the early fall harvest season...

Farm to Fork - Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Farm to Fork

Sat, Sep 17, 2016
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 2016

Harvest Moon Festival

Sat, Oct 1 – Sun, Oct 2, 2016
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 fall...

Meal at the Mill - Abbott's 35th Anniversary Dining Event

Meal at the Mill

Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Abbott's Mill Nature Center

Guests will arrive at twilight, enjoy a cocktail reception while touring our preserved, working grist mill, and then conjoin for a family-style, three-course seated dinner under the stars. Learn more »

In the fall...

Autumn at Abbott's Mill Family Festival

Autumn at Abbott’s Festival

Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Abbott's Mill Nature Center

As a final celebration of Abbott’s Mill Nature Center’s 35th Anniversary, we are bringing back our Autumn at Abbott’s Festival, which was previously held every fall for 24 years. Learn more »

In the spring...

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Apr 2017 (date TBD)
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 2016

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 »