Bucktoe Wildlflower Walk hike adults DelawareAdult Programs and Series

Investigate more deeply and pursue certifications with other adults in our nature-loving community. Discover our stand-alone programs, series, and clubs below.

You may also check out our Eco Tours and Drop-in Programs.

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Every 3rd Saturday of the month from Aug through November, 2 - 3:30 pm.

NOTE: June's Running of the Mill tour will be held on Saturday, June 30 not June 16.

Free for Members! Take a guided tour of historic Abbott's Mill. Learn about the unique history of the mill, dating back to 1795. Experience the rush of the water through the turbine and feel the rumble of the mill stones. Every third Saturday of the month: May through November. Led by Stephen Childers

Members: Free, Others: $5 adults, $3 children
Meeting Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center: 15411 Abbott's Pond Road Milford, DE 19963 No pre-registration required, just show up!

08/18/2018 - 11/17/2018
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Adult, Teen, Family
Conservation, Free, Visitation
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Daily, 9 am - 4 pm, September 1 - Nov 30

Visit 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

Members; FREE, Others: $5 Adult, $3 Child
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, Hawk Watch Hill 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334

No Pre-Registration required. Just show up!
09/01/2018 - 11/30/2018
at: Ashland
age: Teen, Adult, Family
Birding, Free, Visitation, Citizen Science
V18624AS
Sundays, 8 - 10 am (Sept - Oct)

Take a guided walk around the Bucktoe Creek Preserve to enjoy the diverse birdlife of this private 300-acre nature preserve near Kennett Square, PA. This program is sponsored by a private donor. Led by Bucktoe Creek Preserve Birding Team

Meets at Bucktoe Creek Preserve 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311

No pre-registration required, just show up!
09/02/2018 - 10/28/2018
at: Bucktoe Creek Preserve
age: Adult
Visitation, Free, Birding
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Tuesdays, Sept 4 - Oct 30 8-10am

Join us Tuedays on a walk around the Middle Run property for a look at the birds through the season. Search for birds in old growth forest, meadows, and thickets during spring migration. Led by the Middle Run Birding Team

Members: Free, Others: Entry Trail Fee
Meets at Ashland Nature Center

No pre-registration required, just show up!
09/04/2018 - 10/30/2018
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Visitation, Free, Birding
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Thursdays, 8 - 11 am (Sept - Oct)

Free! Look for a variety of birds at the 350-acre nature preserve and farm, managed for biodiversity and cutting edge ecological land management. Registration not required. Just show up. Led by Joe Sebastiani

Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road, Greenville DE 19807

No pre-registration required, just show up!
09/06/2018 - 10/25/2018
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Adult
Visitation, Birding, Free
V18608CF
Tuesday, October 23, 9 am - 4 pm

Enjoy a tour of northern New Castle County to see some of the biggest trees of their kind in Delaware, and hear about local history at the properties we will visit. Learn the proper way to measure a "Champion" tree and walk some of the area's most beautiful and historic sites. Your leaders are well-versed in nature and history, so you will get the best of both worlds on this unique and interesting field trip. Receive a free copy of the book "The Big Trees of Delaware". Led by Joe Sebastiani and Aaron Ferguson, Interpretive Manager at Auburn Heights Preserve. Van transportation provided.

Members: $30, Others: $40
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE
10/23/2018 - 10/23/2018
9:00AM - 4:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Botany, History
F18006AS
FREE - Tuesday, Oct 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join Stephen Hauss, Dept. of Ag. Environmental Scientist, at Ashland Nature Center for an informational session about the Spotted Lanternfly. Learn about this invading insect, how to recognize life forms, what Delaware is doing related to them, and how you can get involved in a Dept. of Ag. survey to document them. Registration not required. Just show up!

Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin DE
10/23/2018 - 10/23/2018
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Insects
F18016AS
Wednesday, Oct 24, 5 pm - 6 pm

Add to your advocacy toolkit and join us for this fun workshop! Learn how to write a Letter to the Editor (LTE), an opinion piece that can be submitted for print in local newspapers. LTE's are a great way to comment on a current topic of debate and declare support or opposition. Led by Laura Miller and Danni Van Drew

Pre-registration required. Register on-line or call (302) 239-2334
Meets at Dupont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington DE

10/24/2018 - 10/24/2018
5:00PM - 6:00PM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Adult 18+
Advocacy, Water, Free
V18510DC
Thursday, October 25, 9 am - 1:30 pm

Meets at Mount Cuba Center. Call Mount Cuba Center at 302-239-4244 to register. Led by Joe Sebastiani and Mount Cuba Staff.

Members: $30, Others: $40
10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018
9:00AM - 1:30PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Botany
F18007AS
Friday, Oct 26, noon - 4:30 pm

Enjoy this classic hike through the old-growth forests of Flint Woods. End at the famous Granogue Estate atop a stone water tower for one of the best views in the Diamond State. This strenuous 3-mile hike begins with a gourmet lunch and ends with a scrumptious dessert. Led by Joe Sebastiani and Michele Wales

Members: $35, Others: $50
Meets at Flint Woods Preserve, 350 Twaddell Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
10/26/2018 - 10/26/2018
12:00PM - 4:30PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Hiking
F18008AS
Saturday, Nov 3, 4 pm - 6 pm


Are you an active 20 or 30 something looking to explore your adventurous side? Meet other young adults as we hike, paddle, explore, and enjoy happy hours! Our club runs monthly trips for people of all skill levels.

There's a chill in the air! Hike from farm to field to forest and beyond. Discover native wildlife preparing for winter sleep, observe the flight of migrants, and take in the beautiful fall colors. After our hike we will warm up with a favorite fall food - chili! Both traditional and vegetarian options will be available. Dress for outdoor adventure! Led by Annalie Mallon and Ashley Harrell

Members: $15, Others: $20
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road, Greenville DE
11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Adult 21+
Cooking, Hiking
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Tuesday, Nov 6, 10am - 2:30pm

Since 1967, Stroud Water Research Center has been leading the effort to produce innovative solutions for preserving and restoring fresh water. Take a tour of their laboratory and teaching spaces while learning about current research projects. End with a short walk along the White Clay Creek and see where it all begins. Pack a lunch and water. Led by Dakin Hewlett

Members: $25, Others: $30
Meets at Dupont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Dlemarva Lane, Wilmington DE, 302-656-1490
11/06/2018 - 11/06/2018
10:00AM - 2:30PM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Adult 18+
Water
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Thursday, Nov 8, 6:30 - 9 pm

At Milk Street, there are no long lists of hard-to-find ingredients, strange cookware, or all-day methods. Skillet-charred Brussels sprouts, Japanese fried chicken, rum-soaked chocolate cake, Thai-style coleslaw, and Mexican chicken soup all deliver big flavors and textures without having to learn a new culinary language. These recipes are more than just good recipes. They teach a simpler, bolder, healthier way to cook that will change your cooking forever. And cooking will become an act of pure pleasure, not a chore. Led by Michele Wales

Members: $65, Others: $75
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
11/08/2018 - 11/08/2018
6:30PM - 9:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Adult
Cooking, Series
F18103CF
Saturday, Nov 10, 3pm - 6pm

Walk along the scenic Riverfront Trail in Wilmington, while learning about the rich history and challenges of the Christina River. End your journey with a flight of beer at Stitch House Brewery as you chat with the brewer! Van transportation back to DEEC is provided. Total walking distance is 2 miles. First beer flight is included in program fee. Bring cash for any extra brews and food. Led by Dakiin Hewlett

Members: $30, Others: $35
Meets at Dupont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Dlemarva Lane, Wilmington DE, 302-656-1490
11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Adult 21+
Fitness, Water, History
F18206DC
Monday, November 12, noon - 4:30 pm

Closed to the public for 45+ years, Hoopes Reservoir remains a beautiful, mysterious natural gem. Take this opportunity to hike the eastern side. Enjoy learning about its history while looking for waterfowl, eagles, and interesting plants. Strenuous, 3-mile hike with some bushwhacking. Led by Joe Sebastiani and Sally O'Byrne

Members: $25, Others: $35
Van transportaion provided from Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707
11/12/2018 - 11/12/2018
12:00PM - 4:30PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Hiking, Water, History
F18009AS
Wednesday, Nov 14, 9:30 am - 3 pm

A large percentage of Northern Delaware's drinking water comes from the Brandywine River. Follow our water as it travels the newly restored mill race, is cleaned at the Porter Filtration Plant, and gets distributed throughout Wilmington and Brandywine Hundred. Enjoy a water tasting overlooking the Cool Spring Reservoir Plaza, and end with a hike to the top of Hoopes Dam. Bring a bag lunch and wear good walking shoes. Dress for the weather. Led by Sally O'Byrne

Members: $15, Others: $25
Van transportation provided from DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490
11/14/2018 - 11/14/2018
9:30AM - 3:00PM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Adult
Water
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Tuesday, Dec 4, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Have you ever wondered how to have your voice heard by decision makers? Do you feel strongly about issues like ensuring clean water for all of Delaware? Tune in to this webinar to learn about the legislative process in Delaware and how you can take part. Led by Brenna Goggin

Online (Webinar) We will send log in information to those who register. Pre-registration required. Register on-line or call (302) 239-2334


12/04/2018 - 12/04/2018
5:30PM - 6:30PM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Adult 18+
Advocacy, Water, Free
V18509AS
Sunday, Dec 9, 3 pm - 6 pm

Are you an active 20 or 30 something looking to explore your adventurous side? Meet other young adults as we hike, paddle, explore, and enjoy happy hours! Our club runs monthly trips for people of all skill levels.
Look for signs that winter is coming with a hike through Pennsylvania’s Bucktoe Creek preserve. Explore some hidden trails and then enjoy some spiced cider, cocoa, and hotdogs around a campfire. Meets at Bucktoe Creek Preserve, 432 Sharp Road, Avondale PA.

Members: $20, Others: $25
12/09/2018 - 12/09/2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult 21+
Birding, Cooking, Hiking, Hunting/Fishing, Kayaking/Canoeing, Outdoor Skills, Water
F18010AS