The Chapman DeMary Trail is located in what is considered to be the last stand of old growth forest in the Town of Purcellville. The Chapman DeMary Trail is a 1-mile nature park located in the last stand of old-growth forest in the Town of Purcellville.
Though the land is privately owned, it is open to the public. The 10-acre area is protected through a conservation easement held by the Town of Purcellville. The four main trail that established and enhanced this 1-mile trail are: Loudoun Valley High School, the Nature Generation, the Piedmont Environmental Council, and the Town of Purcellville. It is named after John Chapman who owns the land and
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Go on a dragonfly and damselfly scavenger hunt!
Recently spotted at the Chapman DeMary Trail...take a walk in the pollinator meadow and see if you can spot a praying mantis! If you find one, snap a picture, and post it in the comments.
Enjoy these photos from the June 27 nature walk with Bob Ragsdale from the Loudoun Beekeepers Association!
If you've taken a walk at the Chapman DeMary Trail or the Suzanne R. Kane Nature Preserve in the past few weeks, you've probably seen damselflies and dragonflies. Find out how to tell a dragonfly from a damselfly!
Come to the Chapman DeMary Trail today at 1 p.m. to learn about honey bees and beekeeping with Bob Ragsdale of the Loudoun Beekeepers Association. See different kinds of hives and some of the gear needed for beekeeping! Co-hosted by the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee!
Enjoy the last day of National Pollinator Week with us at the Chapman DeMary Trail to learn about honey bees and beekeeping with Bob Ragadale of the Loudoun Beekeepers Association. See some of the gear used for beekeeping and different kinds of hives! Hope to see you today at 1 p.m.!
Come to the Chapman DeMary Trail this Sunday, June 27 at 1 p.m. to learn about honey bees and beekeeping with Bob Ragsdale of the Loudoun Beekeepers Association! Register online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4baeac28a4fa7-honey
Meet the amazing monarch during National Pollinator Week!
Bats are pollinators too! Check out these interesting bat facts for National Pollinator Week!
Bats are pollinators too! Check out these interesting bat facts for National Pollinator Week!
Highlighting hummingbirds for National Pollinator Week!
National Pollinator Week starts today! Learn all about pollinators and this week-long celebration here: https://www.pollinator.org/pollinator-week
Join the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee on Sunday, June 27 for a free nature walk about honey bees and beekeeping! Bob Ragsdale from the Loudoun Beekeepers Association will share information and show some tools of the trade. The walk will be held at the Chapman DeMary Trail starting at 1 p.m. Register online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4baeac28a4fa7-honey
We want to know…is visiting a park or trail in Purcellville part of your health and fitness routine – for walking, jogging, hiking, or biking; for relieving stress; for spending time with family? Tell us and tag #NRPAFamilyFitDay for the National Recreation and Parks Association!
Here are some pictures from the June 6 walk about periodical cicadas! This nature walk was hosted by the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee.
Come out to the Chapman DeMary Trail today at 1 p.m. to learn about periodical cicadas!
Join us at 1 p.m today at the Chapman DeMary Trail for a nature walk about the 17-year periodical cicadas! #PurcellvilleStrong
Today is the American Hiking Society's National Trails Day! Celebrate by visiting one of the local trails, snapping a picture and sharing it in the comments!
Learn about the 17-year periodical cicadas this Sunday, June 6 at the Chapman DeMary Trail starting at 1 p.m. Register online to attend!
Cicadas! Join the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee to learn about the 17-year periodical cicadas, Brood X, which are emerging this year. Beth Sastre, Commercial Horticulturist with the Loudoun Extension Office of the Virginia Cooperative E...
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Have you spotted any periodical cicadas or their husks? Head outside today and tally up how many you find, then share your count and photos in the comments! And remember to register to attend the June 6 nature walk about periodical cicadas: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4baeac28a4fa7-cicadas
Native Trees and How to Protect Them from Invasive Species - June 3 Workshop Join the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee on Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. for a virtual workshop about native trees and invasive plants. Jordan Herring, Senior Area Forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry, will share information about trees that are native to Virginia and why pl...
Hummingbirds are back!! #PurcellvilleStrong
Take Action! May is Wildfire Awareness Month : Virginia Department of Forestry The Virginia Department of Forestry monitors the health, composition, and inventory of Virginia's public and private forests to inform land management practices. Field staff assist landowners through technical assistance and management planning to support conservation and sustainable forestry practi...
Here is a link to great information about invasive plants!
Invasive Plant Species The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Celebrate Arbor Day today!
Celebrate Arbor Day! Take this I Spy for Trees game sheet with you to the Chapman DeMary Trail and see how many sycamore trees, osage orange trees, or American hornbeam trees you can find! #PurcellvilleStrong
Photos from Purcellville Parks and Recreation's post
Pictures from a great nature walk held Sunday, April 25 with Carol Ivory and hosted by the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Volunteers are so important to helping keep the Chapman DeMary Trail in shape!! Thank you!
Thank you to volunteers from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church for marking part of the path at the Chapman DeMary Trail with wood chips yesterday! It looks great! #PurcellvilleStrong
Learn about spring wildflowers like these trout lilies during the nature walk led by Carol Ivory this Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Chapman DeMary Trail. Space is limited and face masks are required. Register online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4baeac28a4fa7-wildflower
Here's some great information about mulching trees!
Are you mulching your trees the right way? Find out here! #PurcellvilleStrong
We're so excited to see Virginia Bluebells starting to bloom at the Chapman DeMary Trail! Take a walk during lunch or after work to see these beautiful wildflowers! #PurcellvilleStrong
Here's a great video featuring Kyle Dingus, the Loudoun County Urban Forester, sharing information about how to read a forest. This was recorded at the Suzanne R. Kane Nature Preserve in Purcellville, which is very close to the Chapman DeMary Trail.
Participate in this free virtual workshop tonight at 7 p.m.! Register for information about how to join in: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4baeac28a4fa7-howtoplant
You can still sign up to participate in the virtual tree workshop that will be held this evening! Sign up online to get the participation information: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4baeac28a4fa7-howtoplant
Register for this free virtual workshop coming up this Thursday, March 25, hosted by the Purcellville Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee!
Register for the free virtual workshop about planting trees that thrive! It will be this Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m. Register online to get the participation information: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4baeac28a4fa7-howtoplant
Here's a fun day to celebrate...National Plant a Flower Day! #PurcellvilleStrong
Check out this information about skunk cabbage and visit the Chapman DeMary Trail to see this interesting plant!
Have you ever heard of skunk cabbage? You'll find it at the Chapman DeMary Trail. One cool fact is that it generates its own heat that allows it to emerge and bloom even when the ground is still frozen! Read more about this interesting plant and take a hike at the trail to see them for yourself! #PurcellvilleStrong
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