Reset Your Year: Fitness Loop Hike
Farm to Field Fitness Hike
Sunday, Jan 21, 1 pm – 3 pm | Age: Adults 21+ | At Coverdale | Members: $8 | Non-members: $13
Start the New Year on the right foot! Join us on an elite 5 mile hike to discover rarely seen areas of Coverdale Farm Preserve. HIke through meadows, forests and farmland, while taking in exclusive views of the picturesque landscape. Led by Joe Sebastiani.
Urban Gardening: Birds, Butterflies and Bullfrogs
Wednesday, Jan 23, 6 pm – 7:30 pm | Age: Adults 21+ | At DEEC | Members: $15 | Non-members: $20
While enjoying a selection of wine and cheese, learn what beneficial creatures you can support in your urban garden. Be a good water steward while keeping your plants, pollinators and wildlife happy. Led by Lori Athey.
Reset Your Year: Yoga
20s & 30s Club: Seeing Stars
Saturday, Jan 26, 6 pm – 9:30 pm | Age: Adults 21+ | At Ashland | Members: $15 | Non-members: $20
Visit the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory to explore constellations and galaxies with Star-lord Sheila Vincent. End the evening at Ashland with interstellar drinks and a viewing of Guardians of the Galaxy . Drinks and Snacks provided. Led by Erynn DeGennaro & Annalie Mallon
Reset Your Year: Clean Cooking Made Easy
Reset Your Year: Planning your life with Bloom Daily Planners
Nature: There’s an app for that!
4-part series, Feb 7, 6-9pm; Mar 16, 10am-3pm; Apr 3, 6-8pm; Apr 6, 9am-noon; Apr 25, 6-8pm; Apr 27, 10am-7pm | Age: Adults | At Ashland | Members: $100 | Non-members: $160
Enjoy nature and contribute to citizen science projects with your phone! In this 4-part course, explore multiple phone apps and programs designed for you to contribute to citizen science projects, track what you see in the wild, and to help you expand your knowledge of birds, reptiles, amphibians, astronomy, and just about anything alive you come across. Participants are asked to join at least one citizen science research project and contribute to it for 3-months.
Coffee Club: Invite the Birds
Thursday, Feb 14, 10:30 AM – 12 PM | Age: Adults | At Abbott’s | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
Do you enjoy bird watching from your window? Visual and audio tips to identify your avian visitors! Ideas for your bird friendly landscape with native plants, feeders and baths. Coffee & light snacks included. Led by Alice Mohrman.
Brownfields and Brews
Wednesday, Feb 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Age: Adult 21+ | At DEEC | Members: $15 | Non-members: $20
While enjoying a selection of brews and snacks, learn and discuss the chemicals, sources, and what is being done to remediate local superfund sites and brownfields. In Wilmington and throughout Delaware, these sites were contaminated with chemicals from shops, factories and facilities that thrived between the 1700s and 1900s. Marian Young is President of BrightFields, Inc. and is an Environmental Soil Scientist investigating and remediating brownfield properties, including the Christina Riverfront. Led by Marian Young
The Great Backyard Bird Count
Friday, Feb 15, 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Age: Adults | At Coverdale | Members: $10 | Non-members: $15
Bird watchers all over the world are invited to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, which lasts four day in February. Join our ornithologist Ian Stewart to kick off the weekend with a hearty farm breakfast and bird walk!
20s & 30s Outsiders Club: Stews and Brews
Thursday, Feb 21, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Age: Adults 21+ | At Coverdale | Members: $18 | Non-members: $23
Warm up in the Coverdale Kitchen! Chop, slice and saute your way to a delicious Beefless Beer Stew. As our soup simmers, we will bake a batch of biscuits and shake-up some butter. Once complete, we will sip some brews while savoring our stew.
Owls and Other Winter Raptors
Saturday, Feb 23, 8 am – 7 pm | Age: Adult | At Ashland| Members: $35 | Non-members: $50
Try to find as many as 8 species of owls in a day! Travel by van to multiple locations for resident owls such as Barred and Great Horned, plus wintering species like Short-eared and Long-eared Owls. We will also try to get good looks at diurnal raptors such as Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle and many others. Led by Jim White.
Rain Chains and Runoff
Saturday, Feb 23, 1 pm – 3 pm | Age: Adults | At DEEC | Members: $10 | Non-members: $15
April showers are just around the corner! Reduce runoff and soil erosion in your yard by creating a beautiful rain chain. These chains hang from your gutter and gently transport water to the ground below. Learn about how runoff and soil erosion affect the lowest-lying state from the Clean Water Campaign team and try out a personalized, natural solution. Craft materials and snacks provided. Led by Dakin Hewlett and Laura Miller.
Coffee Club: Delmarva Butterflies
Thursday, Feb 28, 10:30 AM – 12 PM | Age: Adults | At Abbott’s | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
Learn butterfly anatomy for clues on how to invite these beneficial insects to your neighborhood. Identify Delmarva butterflies. Ideas for your own butterfly habitat. Coffee & light snacks included. Led by Alice Mohrman.
Naturalist Certification Series
March 21 – September 28 | 8-part Course | Age: Adults | At Ashland | Members: $250 | Non-members: $310
Whether you are just beginning your interest in nature, or wish to gain greater depth of understanding of local ecosystems, take advantage of this 8-part course! Learn about the ecology of the Piedmont region and the flora and fauna that reside here with Delaware Nature Society experts. Each participant must complete and naturalists journal to become a certified naturalist. School teachers can receive 60 hours of in-service credit. Led by Joe Sebastiani.