Monthly Nature Walks

Discover Nature's Secrets at the Chapman DeMary Trail during Monthly Nature Walks

The Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board invites you and your family to join them for their new series of monthly nature walks on the last Sunday of each month at the Chapman DeMary Trail. See the schedule and topics below:

  • January 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., Forest Interpretation with Kyle Dingus, Department of Forestry
  • February 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., Measuring Stream Velocity with David Ward, Loudoun Watershed Watch
  • March 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., Finding Signs of Spring with Gem Bingol, Piedmont Environmental Council
  • April 29 from 1 to 3 p.m., Restoring the Riparian Buffer with Kyle Dingus, Department of Forestry (we will be planting 150 tree seedlings; bring work gloves, shovel, and a drink)
  • May 27 from 1 to 3 p.m., Trees and Plants at the Trail with Carol Ivory, Loudoun County Tree Stewards
  • June 24 from 10 a.m. to noon, Monarchs and Pollinators with Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
  • July 29 from 1 to 3 p.m., Forest Interpretation with Kyle Dingus, Department of Forestry
  • August 26 from 1 to 3 p.m., Wildlife at the Trail with Liam McGranaghan, Loudoun Valley High School
  • September 30 from 1 to 3 p.m., Fall for the Trail, with Ed Clark of the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy - examine how the habitat is changing as summer ends and the cooler fall days arrive; examine and identify signs of wildlife, plants, and insects.
  • October 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., Kyle Dingus, Department of Forestry 
  • November 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., Carol Ivory, Loudoun County Tree Stewards
  • December 30 from 1 to 3 p.m., Paul Miller, Exploring the Woods in the Winter

The Virginia Department of Forestry will lead four of the 12 walks throughout the year, including the first one on January 28. Area forester, Kyle Dingus, will show you what the forest is “doing” each season while sharing information about tree identification, wildlife habitat, ecology, and the watershed.

The remaining 8 nature walks will be led by experts and cover topics such as pollinators and monarchs, wildflowers, birds, water quality, and more. These will be held the last Sunday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m.  The Chapman DeMary Trail is the last stand of old-growth forest in Town and for which the Town of Purcellville holds the conservation easement.

Make sure to join us the last Sunday of each month to walk with experts and discover nature’s secrets! Rain or shine. Bring your family!  Your RSVP is appreciated!

Location: Chapman DeMary trail behind the building at 205 East Hirst Road in Purcellville

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01/28/2018
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