2019 Prime Hook NWR Events Schedule

Bee  To connect you and your family with nature, many activities, programs, and special events are planned this year. 

Details

PLEASE NOTE: All An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series programs are now being held at the Milton CHEER Center which is located 2 miles west of Route 1 on Route 16 (Broadkill Rd). This change in venue will give us more seating space, so that reservations are no longer required.

Tuesday, February 12- An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Topic: SNOWY OWLS David Brinker from the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources will give an overview of the five years of Snowy Owl research he has done as a member of the Project SnowStorm team.

Sunday, February 17 - Birding Field Trip - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 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.

Tuesday, March 12- An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Topic: DELAWARE BAT SPOTTERS PROGRAM Holly Niederriter of the Delaware Bat Spotters Project, will speak about Delaware’s bat population, how they help us, and how we can help them.

Thursday, March 14 - Birding Field Trip - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 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.

Tuesday, April 9- An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Topic: BALD EAGLES Anthony Gonzon will speak on Bald Eagles of Delmarva and how their population has made a remarkable comeback in recent years. Tuesday, May 14- An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Topic: NATIVE PLANTS Eric Zuelke of the Delaware Native Plant Society, will talk about plants that will attract birds and pollinators to your yard.

Tuesday, June 11- An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Topic: WILDLIFE REHABILITATION Dawn Cox, a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator, will provide information on what to do—and what not to do--if you find an injured bird or animal.

Tuesday, July 9- An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Topic: ECO-DECTECTIVE DOGS Marnie Pepper, a dog trainer with the Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Project, will tell the story of the Eco-Detective dogs who helped save the Delmarva marshes.

Tuesday, August 13- An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Topic: MONITORING DELAWARE BAY FISH POPULATIONS Michael Greco, a Fisheries Biologist for the DE Division of Fish and Wildlife, and team leader of the trawl surveys in the DE Bay, will give a presentation on how these surveys are used in fisheries management.

Tuesday, September 10- An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Topic: BEES Mary Randall, Vice President of the Kent County Beekeepers Association, will speak about the value of honeybees, their role in the pollination of plant species, and how we can protect our bee population.

Tuesday, October 8- An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Topic: DIAMONDBACK TERRAPINS OF DELAWARE Olivia McDonald, Delaware Seashore State Park Interpreter and Program Coordinator, will share her experience with protecting the Diamondback Terrapin population of Delaware’s beaches and marshes.

PLEASE NOTE: All An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series programs are now being held at the Milton CHEER Center which is located 2 miles west of Route 1 on Route 16 (Broadkill Rd). This change in venue will give us more seating space, so that reservations are no longer required.


For more information contact Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge at 302-684-8419.