Chapman DeMary Trail

Chapman DeMary Trail

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Free lantern walk at Chapman DeMary Trail in Purcellville.

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Certified Stream Monitor, Emily Maltman, helps a young participant learn how to count and tally macros found during the Catch and Count Creek Critters Program at the Chapman DeMary Trail in Purcellville. Read more about this fun event here https://loudounwildlife.org/2021/10/creek-critters-fun-for-all/
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Photograph by Amie Ware
Many thanks to Bob Ragsdale of the Loudoun Beekeepers Association for leading the nature walk on June 27 at the Chapman DeMary Trail and sharing so much interesting information about honey bees and beekeeping! It was great to see the gear and equipment needed, different kinds of hives, and the bees in the hive with the queen!
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.!
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
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Join us at 1 p.m today at the Chapman DeMary Trail for a nature walk about the 17-year periodical cicadas! #PurcellvilleStrong
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
Many thanks to the nearly 20 volunteers from St. Peter's Episcopal Church who spent their Saturday morning at the Chapman DeMary Trail removing invasives from the pollinator meadow, spreading wood chips to mark part of the path, and removing trash! It looks amazing! #PurcellvilleStrong
Here's another spring wildflower we will learn about during the nature walk this Sunday! Carol Ivory will lead the walk at the Chapman DeMary Trail starting at 1 p.m. Space is limited so be sure to register online to attend: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4baeac28a4fa7-wildflower #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
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
It's going to be a beautiful day! Take a copy of this nature bingo to the Chapman DeMary Trail in Purcellville and see what you can find! #PurcellvilleStrong

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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11/17/2021

Tell us your favorite place to go hiking for National Take a Hike Day!

11/15/2021

Pack a picnic lunch and take your family to the Chapman DeMary Trail today! Bring this fun nature scavenger hunt sheet with you and enjoy the beautiful day!

Photos from Purcellville Parks and Recreation's post 11/05/2021

Fun nature walk!

10/31/2021

Kick off Halloween today with a Creature Feature nature walk at the Chapman DeMary Trail led by the Purcellville Library! It will be a treat!!!

10/23/2021

Join us for a Creature Feature on October 31! We're hosting a Halloween Nature Walk at the Chapman DeMary Trail with the Purcellville Library. It starts at 1 p.m. with a story, followed by a hike to spots along the trail that will have photos and information about creepy creatures, and ends with making a mask of an animal. Fun for families!! Register online: https://purcellvilleva.gov/FormCenter/Parks-and-Rec-Forms-2/2021-October-Nature-Walk-121

10/11/2021

Pack up your used sneakers and cleats to bring to Hail to the Trail at the Chapman DeMary Trail on Sunday, October 17! Drop them off at the Keep Loudoun Beautiful table to be reused or recycled! Find out what other organizations will have displays and activities during this annual event: https://purcellvilleva.gov/999/Hail-to-the-Trail---Purcellville-Green-E

2021 Stream Monitoring at the Chapman DeMary Trail 09/30/2021

A fun day with Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee doing stream monitoring at the trail!

More than 40 people joined the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee for the September 2021 Nature Walk led by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy! The topic was stream monitoring...specifically to catch, identify, and count creek creatures called benthic macroinvertebrates (benthic = bottom; macro = can be seen without a microscope; invertebrate = without a backbone). The type and quality of these creatures is a good indicator of water quality since some of these tolerate polluted waters, and others don't. Many thanks to the certified monitors who lead the effort and to all of the citizen scientists who participated!

09/21/2021

Remember to collect acorns and other tree seeds to help the Virginia Department of Forestry! Follow the directions here, and bring what you collect to Hail to the Trail on October 17!

Remember to collect acorns and other tree seeds to help the Virginia Department of Forestry! Follow the directions here, and bring what you collect to Hail to the Trail on October 17!

Photos from Chapman DeMary Trail's post 09/20/2021

Is anyone close to the Chapman DeMary Trail missing a rooster? This one was spotted today, after the last foot bridge.

09/05/2021

Here's a great project...collecting acorns and seeds for the Virginia Department of Forestry! VDOF will use these seeds to help produce next year’s hardwood seedling crop. Follow the directions to find out what to collect and how to collect. You can turn in your acorns and seeds to the VDOF office in Warrenton or...just bring them to Hail to the Trail which will be held at the Chapman DeMary Trail on Sunday, October 17! Here's a link for more information: https://dof.virginia.gov/forest-management-health/seedling-nurseries/acorn-collection/

08/29/2021

Join us at the Chapman DeMary Trail at 1 p.m. today to learn about the spotted lanternfly!!

Join us at the Chapman DeMary Trail at 1 p.m. today to learn about the spotted lanternfly!!

08/23/2021

Remember to register online to come learn about the invasive spotted lanternfly and how you can help stop their spread! Join the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and guest speaker Beth Sastre at the Chapman DeMary Trail on Sunday, August 29 at 1 p.m.

08/23/2021

The red flower here is called cardinal flower and there are several of these growing in the pollinator garden at the Chapman DeMary Trail. They bloom from May through October. These flowers depend on hummingbirds - like the one in this photo - for pollination. These showy red flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and is a source of nectar. This picture was just taken at the Chapman DeMary Trail on August 19! Head down to the trail, find the patch of cardinal flower, and see if the hummingbirds show up!

08/19/2021

This hummingbird moth was spotted in the pollinator garden at the Chapman DeMary Trail earlier this week. According to US Forest Service, these day-flying moths are widespread in North America. They fly and move just like hummingbirds. Like them, they can remain suspended in the air in front of a flower while they unfurl their long tongues and insert them in flowers to sip their nectar. They even emit an audible hum like hummingbirds. Their wings are covered by scales, though some species lose many of the scales from patches on their wings, so they are called clearwing hummingbird moths. Like most moths they have a very long tongue which they carry rolled under their chins and that they use to reach the nectar of long-necked flowers.

08/18/2021

This beautiful tiger swallowtail butterfly was spotted at the Chapman DeMary Trail yesterday. It is on one of the many joe pye w**d plants growing in the pollinator garden. Joe pye w**d attracts loads of pollinators including butterflies and birds, and has special value to native bees!

08/15/2021

Come learn how you can help stop the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly! Join Beth Sastre, Commercial Horticulturist with the Loudoun Extension Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, at the Chapman DeMary Trail on August 29 at 1 p.m. to find out how to identify these invasive insects, what to do if you find them, and how you can help slow their damaging spread! Co-hosted by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee. Register online: https://purcellvilleva.gov/FormCenter/Parks-and-Rec-Forms-2/2021-August-29-Nature-Walk-Registration-117

Photos from Purcellville Parks and Recreation's post 08/12/2021

Sharing this post from the Purcellville Parks and Recreation page...

08/10/2021

We're trying to find out what these creatures are...they were spotted at the Chapman DeMary Trail on August 9! If you have any ideas, let us know! https://fb.watch/7im6i00eQN/

Photos from Purcellville Parks and Recreation's post 07/26/2021

Photos from the July 25 nature walk hosted by the Purcellville Parks and Recreation at the Chapman DeMary Trail. Looks like fun!

07/24/2021

Remember to join us this Sunday, July 25 at the Chapman DeMary Trail to connect with nature during a meditative hike! Meet us at 1 p.m.!

07/17/2021

Join us to connect with nature on a meditative hike at the Chapman DeMary Trail, Sunday, July 25 at 1 p.m. Register online for this free nature walk guided by Cathy Norman, a Virginia Master Naturalist and registered yoga instructor who has also been trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4baeac28a4fa7-connect

07/01/2021

Go on a dragonfly and damselfly scavenger hunt!
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06/30/2021

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.

Photos from Purcellville Parks and Recreation's post 06/29/2021

Enjoy these photos from the June 27 nature walk with Bob Ragsdale from the Loudoun Beekeepers Association!

06/28/2021

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!

06/27/2021

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.!

06/26/2021

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

06/25/2021

Meet the amazing monarch during National Pollinator Week!
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06/25/2021

Bats are pollinators too! Check out these interesting bat facts for National Pollinator Week!
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06/24/2021

Bats are pollinators too! Check out these interesting bat facts for National Pollinator Week!
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06/23/2021

Highlighting hummingbirds for National Pollinator Week!
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06/21/2021

National Pollinator Week starts today! Learn all about pollinators and this week-long celebration here: https://www.pollinator.org/pollinator-week

06/13/2021

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
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06/12/2021

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!
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Photos from Purcellville Parks and Recreation's post 06/07/2021

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.

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355 N Hatcher Ave
Purcellville, VA
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