Hike & Brunch

October 2, 2022

4651 Washington St. Extension, Wilmington, DE 19802

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    Rockwood is focusing on the Birds and the Bees (mostly just the honey) in this Summer/Fall Hike & Brunch series. Our themed walks through area parks and forests are followed by a matching boozy brunch.

    Rockwood Bees and Pollinators with the Iris and Calisto Apiary. In August, Rockwood will host a tour and talk around growing pollinator culture (bees and local wildflowers) with staff horticulturalist, Dena Kirk, and owners of the Iris and Calisto Apiary located throughout the Wilmington area. The buzzing bee brunch will include a local varieties of honey tasting.

    Down to Earth: Insects at Rockwood. September brings a different kind of hike to follow UD entomologist Professor Michael Crossley through the wooded areas of the Rockwood Park. Look down to study the world of insects in this region, study what they eat and learn about their peculiar behaviors. Don’t worry, we won’t be eating bugs at Brunch unless you really want to.

    Birding at Rockwood: Autumn Migrations. October will feature a colorful presentation by ornithologist Ian Stewart to help with simple tips for identifying some of our most common and beautiful local birds. Ian Stewart, PhD, was raised in Newcastle, England and received a doctorate in ornithology from the University of Leicester, UK. He has studied Tree Swallows and Bluebirds, and currently works for the Delaware Nature Society where he conducts research on how alien plants are affecting our local birds.

    Rocking Out: Minerals at Rockwood. In November, to round out the year, the November Hike & Brunch will feature a study of the unique mineralogical resources at Rockwood.

    These themes will be carried into a brunch afterwards by Prime Hospitality, the new caterers of Rockwood’s Carriage House event space. Join us for the best brunch option in the city and discover adventures in your own back yards.

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