Delaware Nature Society – Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Rd Hockessin, DE
From the Pike Creek Shopping Center. Proceed north on DE-7 (Limestone Rd) for 2.0 mi. Turn right onto Brackenville Rd & proceed 3.4 mi. Turn left at the stop sign onto Barley Mill Rd. Make a quick left into the parking lot before the covered bridge.
Ashland Nature Center serves as Delaware Nature Society’s headquarters with 130 acres of woodlands, meadows, marsh, the scenic Red Clay Creek, and 4-miles of nature trails to explore. Centered in the heart of the Red Clay Valley Important Bird Area and Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway, the site is open to the public year-round, features educational programs, a picnic area, Visitor Center and Overnight Lodge. Discover wildlife at our Hawk Watch, Butterfly House, Bird Banding station, Bird Blind, and our Hummingbird Haven (a Garden for Wildlife showcase), and along our many pet-friendly interpretive trails. We also offer programming for schools and public groups.