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Monthly Nature Walks

2020 Nature Walks

The Discover Nature’s Secrets guided nature walks and activities held the last Sunday of each month at the Chapman DeMary Trail. The series is hosted by the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and features a variety of local environmental experts and specialists.  Topics throughout 2020 include nature scavenger hunts, stream monitoring, using apps like iNaturalist, eco-printing and dyeing, nature journaling, storybook trails, tree identification, adopting a tree, planting for pollinators, making birdfeeders, and making seedpots.

The Chapman DeMary Trail is a 10-acre area considered to be the last stand of old-growth forest in the Town of Purcellville. It runs along the South Fork Catoctin Creek, part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The area is open to the public for environmental recreation, exploration, and education. The Town of Purcellville holds the conservation easement for this privately-owned property. The entrance and parking for the Chapman DeMary Trail is behind the building at 205 East Hirst Road in Purcellville.

 

Location: Chapman DeMary Trail

Created by:   Amie Ware
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Available Slot
01/26/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the January 26 nature walk.

Birds in the Winter at the Chapman DeMary Trail led by the Purcellville Library.

 
3 slots filled - more available
Amy Ulland (3)
02/23/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the February 23 nature walk.

How Plants and Animals Adapt to Winter, led by Paul Miller

 
9 slots filled - more available
chris gleckner
Elizabeth Wilcox
C Nelson (3)
Amy Ulland (2)
Dave Philpott (2)
03/29/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the March 29 nature walk.

Make a newspaper seed pot and plant a seed to take home; led by Nancy Reaves, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy volunteer.

 
3 slots filled - more available
Kelly Quertermous
Kathleen Mccuistion (2)
04/26/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the April 26 nature walk.

Prepare the pollinator meadow for 2020, led by Julie Borneman of Watermark Woods. Bring gloves, a small shovel, and be prepared to help remove weeds and plant new plants for pollinators!

 
05/31/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the May 31 nature walk.

Adopt a Tree on the Trail with Carol Ivory of the Loudoun County Tree Stewards.

 
06/28/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the June 28 nature walk.

Catch and count creek creatures with the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and find out what these creatures have to do with water quality. Be prepared to get in the creek!

 
07/26/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the July 26 nature walk.

Learn about nature journaling with Nancy Reaves, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy volunteer. Be prepared to spend time in a wooded area. Small journals and pencils will be provided.

 
6 slots filled - more available
Laura Anthony (6)
5 kids + Mom
08/30/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the August 30 nature walk.

Find out how print and dye with natural materials! Nancy Reaves will share her knowledge and experiences.

 
09/27/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the September 27 nature walk.

Storybook Trails with Loudoun County.

 
10/25/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the October 25 nature walk.

Using iNaturalist and other apps to enhance your outdoor experience. Led by Ranger Rob from the Loudoun Valley Community Center

 
11/29/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the November 29 nature walk.

How to identify trees, led by Carol Ivory of the Loudoun County Tree Stewards.

 
12/27/2020
(Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Yes! I am coming to the December 27 nature walk.

Wintry Walk with the Purcellville Library

 
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