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Middle Run Natural Area

Discover this beautiful county-owned park that Delaware Nature Society manages to benefit biodiversity. Our Middle Run Reforestation Project is a volunteer-driven effort that improves the quality of the watershed through the planting of more than 50,000 trees and shrubs since 1991.

The Middle Run Birding Trail is a carefully-managed showcase for the reforestation project and is the premier location in Delaware for viewing migrant songbirds – particularly in Fall migration.

At this Middle Run Pond Complex view wetland wildlife like herons, egrets, ducks, and geese. An active Beaver dam creates a unique flooded thicket hosting diverse aquatic plants and animals.

Visit Middle Run Natural Area

How to visit

Open to the public, dawn to dusk


10 miles of biking and hiking trails
860 acres of rolling hills and streams
Adjoins White Clay Creek State Park

Wildlife and Plant Diversity

During our 2017 BioBlitz we found

  • 88 species of birds including 20 warbler species
  • 100 insects were ID'd to the family level
    - its a bird smorgasbord!
  • 50 different species of plants - many were native which benefits native birds and wildlife


39°42'53.15"N 75°43'50.89"W
Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711
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