Photo Copyright: Ashland Nature Center
Visiting Ashland Nature Center
Ashland Nature Center serves as the headquarters of the Delaware Nature Society and the hub for all of its educational activities and programs on natural resource conservation. Open year-round to the public, the center includes 130 acres of woodlands, marsh, meadows and the Red Clay Creek, as well as a lodge for overnight groups.
Special Features of Ashland Nature Center
- Hiking trails and four self-guided routes through different types of habitats.
- Butterfly House, a complete ecosystem housed in an 18 x 30-foot mesh greenhouse containing approximately 15 species of butterflies and moths. Visitors can even grab a net and search for butterflies in meadows on the property, guided by a Delaware Nature Society teacher-naturalist.
- Hawk Watch Hill, Ashland’s highest hill, becomes an ideal observation point for viewing 5,000 to 10,000 raptors as they migrate in September through November.
- A collection of reptiles and amphibians.
- An abundance of educational programs for all ages, as well as a native plant sale in May.
3511 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707