PURCELLVILLE, VA, MAY 21, 2019 — Join the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for a free nature walk at the Chapman DeMary Trail on Sunday, May 26 at 1 p.m. The guide for this walk is Morgan May, a native horticulturist and owner of Petals and Hedges. She volunteers to help educate children and adults about the importance of horticulture and botany, and helped establish the pollinator meadow at the Chapman DeMary Trail. She will lead a walking tour and discussion about how to properly incorporate native plants into your landscaping plans and why. The walk will be held at the Chapman DeMary Trail. 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 walks are held the last Sunday of each month. Throughout 2019, walks will be led by experts from The Piedmont Environmental Council, the Virginia Department of Forestry, Loudoun County Tree Stewards, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, and a variety of other experts. Topics will include wildlife clues, wildflowers, natural dyes, native plants, pollinators, art and nature, tree identification, and more.
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.