Purcellville, VA, April 20, 2021 — Join the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for a free nature walk at the Chapman DeMary Trail on Sunday, April 25 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. Space is limited and face masks are required.
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.
Learn more and register online on the Monthly Nature Walks page in the Events and Activities section of the Town of Purcellville’s website at www.PurcellvilleVa.gov.