Birding Region: Piedmont Hills & Valleys
Site #2: Ashland Nature Center

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2 miles E of Hockessin (302) 239-2334
Managed by: Delaware Nature Society

Headquarters of one of Delaware's leading conservation and environmental education groups, the Delaware Nature Society, the Ashland Nature Center is an excellent spot for a morning or afternoon hike in search of typical woodland and field species. There are four self-guided nature trails on 130 acres of forest, meadow, and freshwater marsh.

The nature center maintains a very active bird feeding station. A daily fall raptor migration count was begun here in 2007; visitors are welcome. Follow the signs from the nature center or the parking lot to the hawk watch (3947'49.46"N 7539'42.11"W), which is atop the hill above the Overnight Lodge.

Directions to the Ashland Nature Center:
(3947'52.64"N 7539'37.57"W) Take Route 41 south from Hockessin. Turn left (E) at the traffic light onto Brackenville Road. In about 2 miles, Brackenville Road dead-ends at Barley Mill Road at a stop sign. Turn left (N) onto Barley Mill, then immediately left again (W) into Ashland Nature Center parking area.

Other Birding Sites in the Piedmont Hills & Valleys Region:
  1. White Clay Creek State Park
  2. Ashland Nature Center
  3. Brandywine Creek State Park
  4. Wilmington State Parks
 

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