Drop-in Activities

No need to pre-register for these free and low-cost nature programs and activities – just stop on by and discover nature with us! For a deeper dive into nature, check out our full Activities Calendar.


Current Activities

Netting in the Marsh

Saturdays and Sundays: 2 pm – 2:45 pm | DEEC
Come see what we catch in the marsh. How many fish and other critters can you identify?
All ages | Free for everyone

Bird Banding

Wednesdays (April – December) 7 am – 10 am | Bucktoe
Watching a bird bander work, learn about feather molt, how to age a bird, migration, feeding, and bird conservation. Photographers: great opportunity for bird close-ups.
All ages | Free for everyone
Learn About Our Bird Banding Project

Bird Walks

Sundays 8 am – 11 am (August – November) | Bucktoe
Tuesdays 8 am – 10 am (September – October) | Middle Run
Thursdays 8 am – 10 am (September – October) | Ashland
Abbott’s bird walk on hold until further notice
Join us on a walk and enjoy sighting resident and migratory birds. Learn basic bird identification skills while exploring our streams, forests, and field habitats.
All ages | Free for everyone
How We Support Native Wild Birds

Ashland Hawk Watch

Daily 9 am – 4 pm (September – November) | Ashland
Visit Ashland’s Hawk Watch Hill for the 10th annual Ashland Hawk Watch to scan the skies for migratory hawks, eagles, falcons, and many other birds. Better yet, join our volunteer team to help record data and look for birds on the move! Led by our Hawk Watch Coordinator and Hawk Watch Volunteers.
All ages | Entry fee: Members FREE, Non-members $5 Adult $3 Child

The Market at Coverdale Farm

Fridays 2 pm – 7 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm, Sundays 11 am – 5 pm (May – Nov 28) | Coverdale
Add us to your grocery list! Shop farm produce, eggs, local fare and kitchen essentials.
All ages | FREE entry
Learn More About Our Market

Weekends at Coverdale Farm

Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm, Sundays 11 am – 5 pm (May – Nov 28) | Coverdale
Make your weekends matter and enjoyable. Funs activities and programs for all ages!
All ages | FREE entry, some activities require a participation fee
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