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Enjoy this winter birding hike over rolling terrain with grassy and dirt paths, including some steep hills, paying special attention to the birds and other wildlife of this bucolic site. Trekking poles are advised. We will be accompanied by members of the Delaware Nature Center, one being an ornithologist. Some binoculars will be provided, but hikers are encouraged to bring their own, if available. The DNS requests a $5 donation for this hike. The hike will start from the first parking lot on the left once you enter the farm.
WHERE: Coverdale Farm Preserve – Delaware Nature Society
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.809126, -75.637404
NEAREST ADDRESS: 543 Way Road Wilmington, DE
Coverdale Farm Preserve – Delaware Nature Society 543 Way Road Wilmington, DE
From the intersection of Route 82 and Route 52, take Route 52 north 1.2 miles to left on Old Kennett Pike. Continue on Old Kennett Pike 0.9 miles to left on Way Road, Continue on Way Road about 0.5 miles to right into Coverdale Farm Preserve.
The 377-acre Coverdale Farm Preserve is comprised of 200 acres of nature preserve that is managed to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of Delaware. Nestled alongside the preserve is a 177-acre working farm that showcases regenerative agriculture methods. Farm livestock includes cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and Thanksgiving Turkeys. In addition to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, the produce, meat, and other products produced on the farm help feed our community and the planet. Coverdale Farm’s regenerative agriculture practices lead to healthier soil and minimize the impact of farming on the land. Coverdale Farm offers panoramic views of rolling countryside, vegetable gardens, a professional kitchen for culinary classes. Program offerings include farm-based and natural history programs and seasonal events