This Week at Ivy Creek

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Sunday, October 22 | 12:00pm

Barn and Farm History Hours: Sunday noon

Come inside the barn at Ivy Creek Natural Area. This was formerly the showpiece of the working farm known as River View Farm. It is also a local Virginia African American Heritage Trail site. Enjoy the displays including an observing beehive and farm equipment. Open weekend afternoons until Thanksgiving. Additionally, there are historical displays about the Carr/Greer family who lived here for over one hundred years.


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Sunday, October 22 | 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. It is also a local Virginia African American Heritage Trail site. Enjoy the displays including an observing beehive and farm equipment. Open weekend afternoons until Thanksgiving. Additionally, there are historical displays about the Carr/Greer family who lived here for over one hundred years.


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Tuesday, October 24 | 9:30am

Volunteer Guide Training

Become a volunteer guide! Learn the trails and how to share your knowledge and love of nature with groups. Topics may include mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, plants, birds, and the history of River View Farm. Meet Tuesday mornings until October 24. Free and open to all.

Please fill out our Volunteer Form in advance. We’ll start outside the Education Building.


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Thursday, October 26 | 10:00am

Little Naturalists Thursday

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


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Saturday, October 28 | 9:00am

Volunteer Work Day

Join volunteers to work on field restoration, invasive plant removal, or various trail improvements such as water bar repairs and trail widening. Wear outdoor work clothes and close-toed shoes/boots. Meet in the parking lot.


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Saturday, October 28 | 10:00am

Historic Barn Tour

Dan Kulund explores the history of our barn, its architecture, and life on the farm. Dr. Kulund formerly led Historic Building Tours at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Meet in the barn from 10 to 11 am.


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Saturday, October 28 | 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. It is also a local Virginia African American Heritage Trail site. Enjoy the displays including an observing beehive and farm equipment. Open weekend afternoons until Thanksgiving. Additionally, there are historical displays about the Carr/Greer family who lived here for over one hundred years.


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.

Learn More

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.