This Week at Ivy Creek

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Sunday, June 25 | 2:00pm

Barn and Farm History Hours: Sunday

Come inside the barn at Ivy Creek Natural Area. This was formerly the showpiece of the working farm known as River View Farm. Enjoy the displays including an observing beehive and farm equipment. Open weekend afternoons until Thanksgiving.


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Thursday, June 29 | 10:00am

Little Naturalists Thursday

Introduce your three to five year-old to nature with this short talk and trail walk. Master Naturalist Rachel Bush will host, starting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building. Little Naturalists is now twice a month on the second Monday and last Thursday.


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Saturday, July 1 | 7:30am

First Saturday Bird Walk

Join us for an early morning bird walk with Leigh Surdukowski of the Monticello Bird Club. Beginners always welcome. Binoculars available to share. Meet in the parking lot of Ivy Creek Natural Area.


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Saturday, July 1 | 2:00pm

Barn and Farm History Hours

Come inside the barn at Ivy Creek Natural Area. This was formerly the showpiece of the working farm known as River View Farm. Enjoy the displays including an observing beehive and farm equipment. Open weekend afternoons until Thanksgiving.


About Ivy Creek

Scenically shadowed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Ivy Creek Natural Area (ICNA) is a 215-acre preserve bordering the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir in Charlottesville, Virginia.

With six miles of trails traversing a mix of upland woods, pine stands, fields, streams, and shoreline, ICNA is an ideal site to learn about the rich natural history characteristic of Central Virginia.

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Newly Published

Forests at Ivy Creek Cover

The Forests of Ivy Creek: Past, Present and Future by Tom Dierauf is now available as a PDF download.

Many ICF members and partner organizations have been waiting for Mr. Dierauf's two-year inventory and report on ICNA.

This important work was done in conjunction with the County of Albemarle to catalog the changes in and condition of the land, tree stands, and biodiversity of our conservation area and give a glimpse of what it might look like in the future.