All Events

  • October 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

    Broadkill Blogger Phil Martin recounts the story of the murder of Mary Lewis Gordy on the Broadkill. 

    At the Milton Historical Society, 210 Union Street. For info, call  302-684-1010

  • October 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

    See the different ways our local fish eat as we feed the stingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE. For info call 302-645-6852.

  • October 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

    In 1943, WWII was in full swing but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for the soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-644-5007. $5 pp. 

  • October 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

    The Grammy-nominated ensemble ZOFO has electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo with what the Washington Post described as “feisty performances (that) surge with athletic precision, always mindful of how much joy there is in the music.” Pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi blaze a bold path for four-hands piano by focusing on 20th and 21st century repertoire and by commissioning new works from noted composers. Venue: Bethel United Methodist Church Hall.

  • October 22, 2017 - 10:00am

    Go for a hike around Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Space is very limited so pre-registration is required. $5 pp. Call 302-227-6991.

  • October 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

    Explore the one mile loop trail on Burton Island Nature Preserve with a park naturalist. Learn to identify coastal plants and spot various waterfowl along the way. Pre-registration required. $5 pp. Call 302-227-6991.

  • October 25, 2017 - 10:00am

    Join Abbott's every Wednesday from 10 - 11:30 a.m. as we invite families to explore the great outdoors! Each book-themed week highlights the unique beauty of our trails and historic gristmill. Parents and children will enjoy hands-on nature experiences through stories, activities, and games. Ages 2 - 5 years old; $4 per child for DNS members, $7/child for others. 

  • October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

    Enjoy the sunset on this one hour tour. See and listen to some of our nocturnal swamp inhabitants and hear a spooky story. $15 for adults, $8 for children under 13. 

  • October 26, 2017 - 8:00am

    Led by volunteer birding guides, beginner and experienced bird watchers will enjoy observing and learning about the bird species frequenting the refuge at this time of year.  Come prepared for the weather and expect to walk up to a mile.  Bring your binoculars, a field guide, and spotting scope (the leader will have spotting scopes also). Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the refuge office. Trips are free, open to the public, and last approximately three hours.  Pre-registration is required by calling the refuge office at (302) 684-8419.  

  • October 26, 2017 - 8:30am

    Join Alice Mohrman, Abbott's Education Coordinator, for a guided walk in search of resident and migratory birds. Learn basic bird identification skills while exploring the stream, forest, and field habitats of Abbott's and our Milford Millponds Nature Preserve. All levels of experience welcome, binoculars available for use. Call 302-422-0847.