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Brandywine Creek State Park


Special Notice: Afternoon Managed Hunt Canceled

The afternoon managed deer hunt scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Brandywine Creek State Park has been canceled. The park office will open at noon Wednesday. The Dec. 16 morning managed shotgun hunt will proceed as scheduled with an on-site lottery for pin and stand sites at the Hawk Watch pavilion at 5 a.m. Those interested in entering the lottery must arrive by 4:30 a.m. to register.

About the Park

Known for its meadowland views and blue gneiss stone walls built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Brandywine Creek State Park sits within northern Delaware’s piedmont region with more than 14 miles of trail and a remnant old-growth forest. Brandywine Creek State Park oversees four Nature Preserves including Flint Woods, the Carney Tract, Tulip Tree Woods and FreshWater Marsh.Chipmunks can often be seen around the park’s stone walls, which were used to mark property lines when the land supported a rich agricultural industry. Another popular industry that once took place on the park lands was milling along the park’s namesake creek. The rolling meadows provide habitat to native pollinators, ground nesting birds and rare native plants, some of which can be seen by taking a stroll through the pollinator garden. American Kestrels, Blue Birds and Eastern Meadowlark are common sights for birders. Wilson’s Run is stocked annually for anglers and the sweeping meadows are perfect for disc golf.

On the Water

Boy sitting on the banks of Brandywine Creek with a fishing pole

Anglers can fish for small mouth bass, bluegill, and crappie in Brandywine Creek, and for trout in Wilson’s Run (fishing license and trout stamp required). Canoeing, kayaking and tubing are also popular ways to experience the Brandywine. Canoeing is offered through the park's interpretive programs, and local outfitters rent canoes, kayaks and tubes.

Outdoor Recreation

The park maintains trails for fitness, wildlife observation, and photography; try the Rocky Run Trail or the Brandywine Trail that winds along the creek.

The open meadows are excellent for picnics, kite flying, and disc golf, and in the winter, for sledding and cross-country skiing.

An extensive meadow management program, active bluebird population program, and variety of habitats make Brandywine Creek State Park an outstanding place to see wildflowers, songbirds, deer, and other flora and fauna. Many species of hawks can be seen migrating over the valley from mid-September to mid-November.

Nature Preserves

Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve – surrounded by a three-foot stone wall this nature preserve contains old growth Tulip Poplar. This forest canopy also includes American Beech, Red Oak, Black Oak, and White Oak. The forest floor is carpeted with spring ephemeral wildflowers including Nodding Trillium, and Blood Root.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only), parking at Nature Center parking lot, bathrooms in Nature Center

Acreage: 24 acres

Flint Woods Nature Preserve – The Flint Woods Nature Preserve protects over 40 acres of mature Piedmont hardwood forest. The Preserve contains a Golden Saxifrage Forested Seep Community, of which there are fewer than six known to occur in the state. It serves as an anchor, along with Brandywine Creek State Park to the south, for more than 2,000 acres of protected lands (including 1100 acres of Conservation Easements and private Nature Preserves) creating a corridor between Brandywine Creek State Park and open space in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Brandywine Creek watershed. Six first order streams that ultimately flow to Brandywine Creek originate on the Flint Woods Nature Preserve. Two of these flow northward into Pennsylvania.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only), parking along Rt. 52 in Centreville, DE

Acreage: 138 acres

Upcoming Events

Full Moon Hike

Thursday, June 24, 2021

9:00 PM

Join the naturalists for a Hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. This program will fill up fast! $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 9:00:00 PM 6/24/2021 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the naturalists for a Hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. This program will fill up fast! $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Hidden Pond Hike

Friday, June 25, 2021

1:00 PM

Join us for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail. Learn about some of the history and ecology of the area, and find the mysterious Hidden Pond. This is a rocky and somewhat hilly trail. Be sure to bring a full water bottle! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 1:00:00 PM 6/25/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hidden Pond Hike Join us for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail. Learn about some of the history and ecology of the area, and find the mysterious Hidden Pond. This is a rocky and somewhat hilly trail. Be sure to bring a full water bottle! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Singing Cicadas

Friday, June 25, 2021

6:00 PM

Quieter than a siren but louder than a lawn mower. Come learn about the 17-year Cicadas that have emerged this year. We will hike through the park and see just how many cicadas are in that loud chorus. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 6:00:00 PM 6/25/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Singing Cicadas Quieter than a siren but louder than a lawn mower. Come learn about the 17-year Cicadas that have emerged this year. We will hike through the park and see just how many cicadas are in that loud chorus. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Sketching in the Sun: Trees

Saturday, June 26, 2021

1:00 PM

Hone your observative eye and learn how to draw the world around you in this fun beginner art series. This week we will be drawing trees! Learn what to look for to identify a tree and how to translate that to paper. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 1:00:00 PM 6/26/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sketching in the Sun: Trees Hone your observative eye and learn how to draw the world around you in this fun beginner art series. This week we will be drawing trees! Learn what to look for to identify a tree and how to translate that to paper. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $10 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Owl Prowl

Saturday, June 26, 2021

9:00 PM

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the parkΓÇÖs resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 9:00:00 PM 6/26/2021 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Owl Prowl Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the parkΓÇÖs resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Tree Hugger Mini Hikes

Friday, July 2, 2021

4:00 PM

Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/2/2021 4:45:00 PM America/New_York Tree Hugger Mini Hikes Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Slow Zen Hike

Friday, July 2, 2021

6:00 PM

Join the naturalists for a Slow Zen Hike through the old growth forest. Stop to smell the spicebush, listen to the trees whisper and the birds sing, and see all of the beauty the forest has to offer. This hike will be very slow and quiet, less than a mile, but we will take our time and spend about an hour on the trail. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/2/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Slow Zen Hike Join the naturalists for a Slow Zen Hike through the old growth forest. Stop to smell the spicebush, listen to the trees whisper and the birds sing, and see all of the beauty the forest has to offer. This hike will be very slow and quiet, less than a mile, but we will take our time and spend about an hour on the trail. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Plentiful Plants Hike

Saturday, July 3, 2021

10:00 AM

Hike through the park and learn what different plants you might encounter on the trail. What's the difference between a native and invasive plant? Why are native plants so important and why are invasives so bad? Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/3/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Plentiful Plants Hike Hike through the park and learn what different plants you might encounter on the trail. What's the difference between a native and invasive plant? Why are native plants so important and why are invasives so bad? Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Magnificent Meadows

Saturday, July 3, 2021

1:00 PM

The landscape at Brandywine Creek State Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna that thrive in our historic meadows. Join the naturalists as we walk through the meadows and learn about how park staff cares for them. We will explore the things we work to protect and the things we work to remove. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/3/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Magnificent Meadows The landscape at Brandywine Creek State Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna that thrive in our historic meadows. Join the naturalists as we walk through the meadows and learn about how park staff cares for them. We will explore the things we work to protect and the things we work to remove. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Jr. Naturalists: Protecting Pollinators

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

9:00 AM

Join us for this exciting new program series for the whole family! Each week we will explore a different aspect of what it means to be a naturalist here at Brandywine Creek. This week we will visit BCSPΓÇÖs pollinator garden. Learn some of the important native plants, and help us study the pollinators that come and visit. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Ages 4 - 104. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/6/2021 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Jr. Naturalists: Protecting Pollinators Join us for this exciting new program series for the whole family! Each week we will explore a different aspect of what it means to be a naturalist here at Brandywine Creek. This week we will visit BCSPΓÇÖs pollinator garden. Learn some of the important native plants, and help us study the pollinators that come and visit. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Ages 4 - 104. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Tree Hugger Mini Hikes

Friday, July 9, 2021

4:00 PM

Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/9/2021 4:45:00 PM America/New_York Tree Hugger Mini Hikes Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Stone Walls History Walk

Friday, July 9, 2021

6:00 PM

Talk a walk through history and discover the somewhat mysterious and very impressive history of the stone walls that line the park landscape. Who built these walls? When? Why? How? Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the rolling hills as we unravel the story behind the walls. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/9/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Stone Walls History Walk Talk a walk through history and discover the somewhat mysterious and very impressive history of the stone walls that line the park landscape. Who built these walls? When? Why? How? Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the rolling hills as we unravel the story behind the walls. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Protect our Pollinators: Garden Walk

Saturday, July 10, 2021

10:00 AM

What's blooming in the pollinator garden? Who's that buzzing around? Join us for a walk through the pollinator garden and learn about why the garden is so important and what you can do to help pollinators in your own life. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/10/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Protect our Pollinators: Garden Walk What's blooming in the pollinator garden? Who's that buzzing around? Join us for a walk through the pollinator garden and learn about why the garden is so important and what you can do to help pollinators in your own life. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Hidden Pond Hike

Saturday, July 10, 2021

1:00 PM

Join us for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail. Learn about some of the history and ecology of the area, and find the mysterious Hidden Pond. This is a rocky and somewhat hilly trail. Be sure to bring a full water bottle! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/10/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hidden Pond Hike Join us for a hike around the Hidden Pond Trail. Learn about some of the history and ecology of the area, and find the mysterious Hidden Pond. This is a rocky and somewhat hilly trail. Be sure to bring a full water bottle! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Tree Hugger Mini Hikes

Friday, July 16, 2021

4:00 PM

Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/16/2021 4:45:00 PM America/New_York Tree Hugger Mini Hikes Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Owl Prowl

Friday, July 16, 2021

9:00 PM

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the parkΓÇÖs resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 9:00:00 PM 7/16/2021 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Owl Prowl Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the parkΓÇÖs resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Summer Tree ID

Saturday, July 17, 2021

10:00 AM

Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and explore some of the wide variety of trees that grow in our beloved old growth forest. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/17/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Summer Tree ID Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and explore some of the wide variety of trees that grow in our beloved old growth forest. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Summer Tree ID

Saturday, July 17, 2021

1:00 PM

Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and explore some of the wide variety of trees that grow in our beloved old growth forest. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/17/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Summer Tree ID Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and explore some of the wide variety of trees that grow in our beloved old growth forest. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Tree Hugger Mini Hikes

Friday, July 23, 2021

4:00 PM

Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 4:00:00 PM 7/23/2021 4:45:00 PM America/New_York Tree Hugger Mini Hikes Calling all tree huggers! Come and join us for this mini hike series. Each week we will visit a different tree in the park. We will learn what makes each tree special and some ways to identify that kind of tree. The hikes are short, between 30 and 45 minutes, over mild to medium terrain. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Full Moon Hike

Friday, July 23, 2021

9:00 PM

Join the naturalists for a Hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. This program will fill up fast! $6 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 9:00:00 PM 7/23/2021 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the naturalists for a Hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. This program will fill up fast! $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Sketching in the Sun: Flowers

Saturday, July 24, 2021

10:00 AM

Hone your observative eye and learn how to draw the world around you in this fun beginner art series. This week we will be drawing flowers in the pollinator garden! Learn what to look for to identify a flower and how to translate that to paper. Pre-registration required. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/24/2021 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Sketching in the Sun: Flowers Hone your observative eye and learn how to draw the world around you in this fun beginner art series. This week we will be drawing flowers in the pollinator garden! Learn what to look for to identify a flower and how to translate that to paper. Pre-registration required. $10 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Jr. Naturalists: Plants Investigators

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

9:00 AM

Come and join us for this exciting new program series for the whole family! Each week we will explore a different aspect of what it means to be a naturalist here at Brandywine Creek. This week we will be learning about what plants are good in the park ecosystem and what plants are bad. And we will work together to remove some of the bad invasives, and help spread the word on invasives to other people. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Ages 4 - 104, $6 per person.

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 9:00:00 AM 7/27/2021 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Jr. Naturalists: Plants Investigators Come and join us for this exciting new program series for the whole family! Each week we will explore a different aspect of what it means to be a naturalist here at Brandywine Creek. This week we will be learning about what plants are good in the park ecosystem and what plants are bad. And we will work together to remove some of the bad invasives, and help spread the word on invasives to other people. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Ages 4 - 104, $6 per person. Brandywine Creek State Park

Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve Hike

Friday, July 30, 2021

6:00 PM

Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/30/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve Hike Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Protect our Pollinators: Garden Walk

Saturday, July 31, 2021

10:00 AM

What's blooming in the pollinator garden? Who's that buzzing around? Join us for a walk through the pollinator garden and learn about why the garden is so important and what you can do to help pollinators in your own life. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 10:00:00 AM 7/31/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Protect our Pollinators: Garden Walk What's blooming in the pollinator garden? Who's that buzzing around? Join us for a walk through the pollinator garden and learn about why the garden is so important and what you can do to help pollinators in your own life. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Sparrow Hawk Trail

Saturday, July 31, 2021

1:00 PM

We are going on an adventure! The Sparrow Hawk Trail is an adventure trail that winds through the park and was created by scouts several decades ago. This 2 - 2.5 hour hike is for those wanting to take this adventurous full tour of the park and learn about how the park has changed over the years. Meet at the Nature Center with hiking boots, water bottles, and a mask and get ready for the fun! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 1:00:00 PM 7/31/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Sparrow Hawk Trail We are going on an adventure! The Sparrow Hawk Trail is an adventure trail that winds through the park and was created by scouts several decades ago. This 2 - 2.5 hour hike is for those wanting to take this adventurous full tour of the park and learn about how the park has changed over the years. Meet at the Nature Center with hiking boots, water bottles, and a mask and get ready for the fun! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Slow Zen Hike

Friday, August 6, 2021

6:00 PM

Join the naturalists for a Slow Zen Hike through the old growth forest.Stop to smell the spicebush, listen to the trees whisper and the birds sing, and see all of the beauty the forest has to offer. This hike will be very slow and quiet. Less than a mile but we will take out time and spend about an hour on the trail. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 8/6/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/6/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Slow Zen Hike Join the naturalists for a Slow Zen Hike through the old growth forest.Stop to smell the spicebush, listen to the trees whisper and the birds sing, and see all of the beauty the forest has to offer. This hike will be very slow and quiet. Less than a mile but we will take out time and spend about an hour on the trail. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Owl Prowl

Friday, August 6, 2021

9:00 PM

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the parkΓÇÖs resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/6/2021 9:00:00 PM 8/6/2021 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Owl Prowl Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the parkΓÇÖs resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Plentiful Plants Hike

Saturday, August 7, 2021

10:00 AM

Hike through the park and learn what different plants you might encounter on the trail. What's the difference between a native and invasive plant? Why are native plants so important and why are invasives so bad? Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 8/7/2021 10:00:00 AM 8/7/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Plentiful Plants Hike Hike through the park and learn what different plants you might encounter on the trail. What's the difference between a native and invasive plant? Why are native plants so important and why are invasives so bad? Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Mysteries of the Marsh

Saturday, August 7, 2021

1:00 PM

Come discover the sights sounds and stories of Delaware's oldest Nature Preserve. Hike down to the marsh and explore what can be found there. This is a longer hike and the trail will be muddy, so be sure to wear shoes that can get wet and dirty! Meet at the bulletin board by Hawkwatch pavilion. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 8/7/2021 1:00:00 PM 8/7/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Mysteries of the Marsh Come discover the sights sounds and stories of Delaware's oldest Nature Preserve. Hike down to the marsh and explore what can be found there. This is a longer hike and the trail will be muddy, so be sure to wear shoes that can get wet and dirty! Meet at the bulletin board by Hawkwatch pavilion. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Magnificent Meadows

Friday, August 13, 2021

6:00 PM

The landscape at Brandywine Creek State Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna that thrive in our historic meadows. Join the Naturalists as we walk through the meadows and learn about how the park cares for them. We will explore the things we work to protect and the things that we work to remove. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 8/13/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/13/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Magnificent Meadows The landscape at Brandywine Creek State Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna that thrive in our historic meadows. Join the Naturalists as we walk through the meadows and learn about how the park cares for them. We will explore the things we work to protect and the things that we work to remove. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Summer Tree ID

Saturday, August 14, 2021

10:00 AM

Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and explore some of the wide variety of trees that grow in our beloved old growth forest. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free

Add to Calendar 8/14/2021 10:00:00 AM 8/14/2021 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Summer Tree ID Sunny summertime means beautiful green leafy trees all around the park. Learn the basics of tree ID and explore some of the wide variety of trees that grow in our beloved old growth forest. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Free Brandywine Creek State Park

Jr. Naturalists: Map Making and Discovery

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

9:00 AM

Come and join us for this exciting new program series for the whole family! Each week we will explore a different aspect of what it means to be a naturalist here at Brandywine Creek. This week we will be exploring the importance, and fun uses of maps, through the basics of orienteering and map making. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2021 9:00:00 AM 8/17/2021 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Jr. Naturalists: Map Making and Discovery Come and join us for this exciting new program series for the whole family! Each week we will explore a different aspect of what it means to be a naturalist here at Brandywine Creek. This week we will be exploring the importance, and fun uses of maps, through the basics of orienteering and map making. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Plentiful Plants Hike

Friday, August 20, 2021

6:00 PM

Hike through the park and learn what different plants you might encounter on the trail. What's the difference between a native and invasive plant? Why are native plants so important and why are invasives so bad? Pre-registration required, limited spaces available.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/20/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Plentiful Plants Hike Hike through the park and learn what different plants you might encounter on the trail. What's the difference between a native and invasive plant? Why are native plants so important and why are invasives so bad? Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. Brandywine Creek State Park

Sketching in the Sun: Landscapes

Saturday, August 21, 2021

10:00 AM

Hone your observative eye and learn how to draw the world around you in this fun beginner art series. This week we will be drawing landscapes! Learn how to put the picturesque views of the park down on paper. Explore the way that our eyes catch the world around us in ways that cameras canΓÇÖt. Pre-registration required. $10 per person.

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Add to Calendar 8/21/2021 10:00:00 AM 8/21/2021 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Sketching in the Sun: Landscapes Hone your observative eye and learn how to draw the world around you in this fun beginner art series. This week we will be drawing landscapes! Learn how to put the picturesque views of the park down on paper. Explore the way that our eyes catch the world around us in ways that cameras canΓÇÖt. Pre-registration required. $10 per person. Brandywine Creek State Park

Full Moon Hike

Sunday, August 22, 2021

9:00 PM

Join the naturalists for a Hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. This program will fill up fast! $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/22/2021 9:00:00 PM 8/22/2021 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join the naturalists for a Hike under the wide open skies and look for the beautiful full moon. Learn a bit about the moon and some of the folklore that it stars in. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. This program will fill up fast! $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park

Owl Prowl

Friday, August 27, 2021

9:00 PM

Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the parkΓÇÖs resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/27/2021 9:00:00 PM 8/27/2021 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Owl Prowl Following an introduction to the owls of Delaware, head out into the night to listen quietly for some of the parkΓÇÖs resident owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for children under 10. Pre-registration required, limited spaces available. $6 per person Brandywine Creek State Park