2018 Prime Hook NWR Events Schedule

September through December
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.

September 2018- Nature Photography Contest - The Friends of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Inc., will start accepting entries for their 15th Annual Nature Photography Contest, which showcases some of the best and most talented nature photography on Delmarva.  The contest is open to all photographers, including separate categories for students.  There are several categories with many chances to win awards for photographers of all ages and abilities.  Categories include the Beauty of Prime Hook, Native Flowers & Plants, Native Birds, Other Native Wildlife, and Delmarva Scenery.  Photographs will be on display from October 21 to December 9 and the exhibition is kicked off with an opening reception for the artists and the general public on October 21 in the auditorium of the Visitors Center at Prime Hook NWR.  Viewers decide the “People’s Choice Award,” which will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibition.  For a full and complete listing of the contest rules, please go to www.friendsofprimehook.com or visit the refuge office.

 

Tuesday, September 11 - An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series-Mammals - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.  Bruce Lantz, who is a volunteer at Bombay Hook, will do a program about many of the mammal species documented on the Refuge. The program will explore the presence and life cycles of many common, shy, and sometimes elusive mammal species. He will examine the past history and some of the current challenges faced by many of these animals

 

Monday, September 24 - 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, October 9- An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series-Insects of Delmarva - 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.  Dennis Bartow has been collecting bugs for 50 years and will tell us about some of his favorites. Some of his rarest finds are housed at the Smithsonian.

 

Thursday, October 18 - 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. 

 

Friday, November 16 - 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. 

 

Wednesday, December 12 - 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.  

 

 


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