Monthly Nature Walks


The Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board hosts a series of monthly nature walks the last Sunday of each month. The walks are led by local experts and are free!

Join us for a Spring Wildflower Walk on Sunday, May 29, 2022!

image for may 2022 fb eventJoin the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee for a free nature walk about spring wildflowers at the Chapman DeMary Trail on Sunday, May 29 at 1 p.m. The guide for this walk is Carol Ivory, a Loudoun County Master Gardener and Loudoun County Tree Steward. As she guides attendees along the Chapman DeMary Trail, Ms. Ivory will identify wildflowers and share information about the unique life cycle of these plants. Carol has led many nature walks at the Chapman DeMary Trail and helped with projects to restore and enhance the habitat. 

Register online to attend this walk. 

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.

The Discover Nature’s Secrets guided nature activities are held the last Sunday of each month. 

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