Brandywine Creek Nature Center

Brandywine Creek Nature Center


Brandywine Creek Nature Center

At the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center, you can meet Cornelius the corn snake, learn about the park and enjoy some of the best bird watching in the state all from the back porch, and see how you “measure up” to the birds of Brandywine Creek with a large wall display.

Virtual Nature Center Tour

Explore the park from anywhere! Dive into the Brandywine Creek Virtual Nature Center and discover new adventures or learn more about trails and topics that you already love. The Virtual Nature Center is home to a variety of self-guided activities from hikes to crafts to seasonal scavenger hunts. You can also explore blogs and articles written by the park naturalists.

Visit the Virtual Nature Center


Upcoming Events

Winter Solstice Hike

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

4:00 PM

The calm of winter is settling in. Join a celebratory hike around the Hidden Pond Trail and learn about the winter solstice along the way. Take in the sights and sounds of the forest and creek in winter on the shortest day of the year. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 12/21/2022 4:00:00 PM 12/21/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Solstice Hike The calm of winter is settling in. Join a celebratory hike around the Hidden Pond Trail and learn about the winter solstice along the way. Take in the sights and sounds of the forest and creek in winter on the shortest day of the year. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek

The Great Spotted Lanternfly Egg Scrape

Saturday, January 21, 2023

2:00 PM

Now that the adult lanternflies have died off for the season all may seem quiet. However, their eggs are laying in wait for the summer ahead. Come join the naturalists for The Great Spotted Lanternfly Egg Scrape as we hunt down as many eggs as we can to reduce the invasive insect’s population. Bring a friend or the whole family and join in the quest to protect our ecosystem. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 1/21/2023 2:00:00 PM 1/21/2023 3:00:00 PM America/New_York The Great Spotted Lanternfly Egg Scrape Now that the adult lanternflies have died off for the season all may seem quiet. However, their eggs are laying in wait for the summer ahead. Come join the naturalists for The Great Spotted Lanternfly Egg Scrape as we hunt down as many eggs as we can to reduce the invasive insect’s population. Bring a friend or the whole family and join in the quest to protect our ecosystem. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek

Just Around The Riverbend: The Flooding of the Brandywine

Thursday, January 26, 2023

3:30 PM

One of Delaware’s most pressing climate change concerns is flooding. Walk along the Brandywine Creek and learn about the causes and impacts of flooding—including how floods have worsened in recent years. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 1/26/2023 3:30:00 PM 1/26/2023 4:45:00 PM America/New_York Just Around The Riverbend: The Flooding of the Brandywine One of Delaware’s most pressing climate change concerns is flooding. Walk along the Brandywine Creek and learn about the causes and impacts of flooding—including how floods have worsened in recent years. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek

Monthly Bird Walk

Saturday, January 28, 2023

8:00 AM

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers.

Add to Calendar 1/28/2023 8:00:00 AM 1/28/2023 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Brandywine Creek

Love Birds and Bird Lovers Hike

Saturday, February 11, 2023

9:00 AM

Calling the love birds and bird lovers! Come take a relaxing hike through the park and learn about the romantic folkloric tie that birds have to Valentine’s Day. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 2/11/2023 9:00:00 AM 2/11/2023 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Love Birds and Bird Lovers Hike Calling the love birds and bird lovers! Come take a relaxing hike through the park and learn about the romantic folkloric tie that birds have to Valentine’s Day. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek

Monthly Bird Walk

Saturday, February 25, 2023

8:00 AM

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers.

Add to Calendar 2/25/2023 8:00:00 AM 2/25/2023 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, providing tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Brandywine Creek

Bluebird Monitoring Volunteer Team

Saturday, February 25, 2023

2:00 PM

Learn about volunteering on our Bluebird Trail Team. We'll walk the trail, clean out the boxes for spring nesting season and learn about the Eastern Bluebird along the way. We'll also go over the monitoring project and how we take data, including how to sign up for spring/summer nest box monitoring season. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov

Add to Calendar 2/25/2023 2:00:00 PM 2/25/2023 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Bluebird Monitoring Volunteer Team Learn about volunteering on our Bluebird Trail Team. We'll walk the trail, clean out the boxes for spring nesting season and learn about the Eastern Bluebird along the way. We'll also go over the monitoring project and how we take data, including how to sign up for spring/summer nest box monitoring season. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov Brandywine Creek