Free Weekly Activities

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

Hawk Watch Ashland with birders

Ashland Hawk Watch

Daily 9 am – 4 pm (September – November) | Ashland
Visit Ashland’s Hawk Watch Hill for the annual Ashland Hawk Watch to scan the skies for migratory hawks, eagles, falcons, and many other birds. Better yet, join our volunteer team! Led by our Hawk Watch Coordinator and Volunteers.
All ages | Free for everyone

Photography by Christi Leeson

Winter Market Coverdale Farm 2021

The Winter Market & Christmas Trees at Coverdale Farm

Dec 1, 2 & 3 | Coverdale
Shop for holiday gifts at our market. Buy locally-sourced Christmas Trees. Winter workshops on the weekend.
All ages | Free entry for everyone

Market at Coverdale front produce tomatoes

The Market at Coverdale Farm

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (April – December 3) | Coverdale
Add us to your grocery list! Shop farm produce, eggs, regional fare and kitchen essentials. U-Pick flower field Jul-Oct. Join us on Saturdays for family fun farm activities.
All ages | Free entry for everyone

bird banding kids Ian ashland autumn fall 2016

Bird Banding

Wednesdays, 8 am – 11 am (April – December) | Bucktoe
Watching a bird bander at work, learn about feather molt, how to age a bird, migration, feeding, and bird conservation. Great photo ops. Weather dependent. Contact Ian Stewart, Ornithologist the day before to confirm start/end times.
All ages | Free for everyone

Photography by Christi Leeson

Baby box turtle for Bring DelNature to You Programs

Meet Live Animals

Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 2 pm (Year-round) | DEEC
Get up close and meet with some of the reptiles and amphibians that call the freshwater tidal marsh their home.
All ages | Free for everyone

Returning in 2024

First Fridays at the Farm - Kid and Coverdale Landscape

Saturdays at Coverdale Farm

Returning April 2024: Saturdays (April – November 19) | Coverdale
Make your weekends matter and enjoyable. Enjoy weekly farm hikes, fun activities, and programs for all ages!
All ages | FREE entry for everyone
Some activities require a participation fee

First Friday - Crowd Watching Band - Coverdale

First Fridays at the Farm

Returning June 2024: First Fridays Each Month (June – October) | Coverdale
Wind down with live entertainment while you shop, sip, snack and savor the beauty of the farm landscape.
All ages | FREE entry for everyone

Photography by Christi Leeson

Shorebird and Kite Watch

Returning in May 2024: Daily, 3 pm – 8pm (May 17 – June 6) | Bucktoe
Join the nightly search for shorebirds flying overhead from Delaware Bay to the Arctic. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy!
Adults | Free for everyone

Photography by Hank Davis

Nighthawk Watch

Returning in August 2024: Daily, 3 pm – dusk (August 23 – September 4) | Bucktoe
Take a picnic dinner along with your binoculars and scan the skies for migrating Nighthawks. Led by Larry Lewis.
All ages | Free for everyone

Baltimore Oriole on tree (Prunus serotina) by Tom Davis

Bird Walks

Returning in September 2024:

Sundays 8 am – 11 am (April – May, Sep – Nov) | Bucktoe

Tuesdays 8 am – 10 am (April – May, Sep – Oct) | Middle Run

Thursdays 8 am – 10 am (April – May, Sep – Oct) | Coverdale

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

Photography by Tom Davis

Child at DEEC netting critters

Netting in the Marsh

Returning in September: Saturdays, 1 pm – 1:30 pm (September – October) | DEEC
Come see what we catch in the marsh. How many fish and other critters can you identify?
All ages | Free for everyone

Pumpkins, squash, fall flowers, and apple butter at The Market at Coverdale - Alyssa Molin and Christi Leeson

Coverdale Awesome Autumn Saturdays

Returning in October 2024: Saturdays in October | 10 am – 3 pm | Coverdale
Check off your autumn bucket list at Coverdale Farm Preserve! Pumpkins, scarecrows, hayrides, seasonal treats, and much more. Everyone is welcome, admission is free, some activity fees apply. Some activities require a nominal fee.
All ages | Free for everyone