Winter Bird Banding and Mist Netting
Saturday, December 5
9am – 11:30am
Abbott’s Mill Nature Center
Join our Ornithologist Ian Stewart and see birds up close as we safely capture them in mist nets then band them to track their movements before releasing them back to the wild. Recommended for ages 5+. Free for everyone, but registration required. ¡Gratis para todos!
Celebrate the Season with Coverdale Farm
Hayrides For Your “Bubble”
Now – Dec 20
Gather and journey over rolling forests and meadows of our gorgeous preserve with your pandemic “bubble”.
Shop 10am – 4pm on Nov 28 and 29, Dec 5 and 6
Celebrate the winter holidays with our freshly-cut regional Christmas trees!
Afterschool Outdoor Nature Club
Weekdays, 3 pm – 6 pm
Now – December 23
Ashland Nature Center and
DuPont Environmental Education Center
Sign up your K–9th grade kids for our social-distancing friendly in person club – reconnect with fresh air, friends, and fun in nature!
Sorting Through Siskins
Bird watchers throughout Delaware have had their eyes fixed on their feeders…many of the finches that normally spend the winter far to our north flood south in large numbers in search of food…The most obvious invader has been the Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus), a small streaky brown bird closely related to the familiar American Goldfinch. Flocks of over 50 of these twinkling, feisty finches have been reported at feeders throughout our state…