By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator
Today the summer camp groups at Coverdale Farm enjoyed a very special treat: a newborn calf! The Jersey cow, a dairy breed that is utilized in Coverdale’s education programs, gave birth to a female calf this morning around 10:00am. The mother did a great job of licking and tending to her newborn, as this is the second calf for this cow.
Jan Vincins, a Delaware Nature Society instructor, took great photos of this newborn as she led her campers in the “Big Red Barn” summer camp. The Big Red Barn at Coverdale now has one more occupant!
If you are interested in meeting the newborn calf and the rest of the wonderful farm animals at Coverdale, come out this Saturday, August 20, for the special Farm Fun Day. The event runs from 8:00am until Noon, and you can help with the feeding of the animals. Farm Fun Day is free for Delaware Nature Society members.