Newborn Calf at Coverdale!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator

The newborn calf at Coverdale Farm tests its wobbly legs for the first time. Image by Jan Vincins, August 18, 2011.

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.

The newborn calf with her mother in the barn at Coverdale Farm. Image by Jan Vincins, August 18, 2011.

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.

1 thought on “Newborn Calf at Coverdale!”

  1. how exciting…..wish i so could have experienced this birth! maybe next time?! thanks for the awesome photos….as usual!

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