This Week at Ivy Creek

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Sunday, December 4 | 2:00pm

Winter Natural History Walk

Join Mary Jane Epps as we search out the plants, fungi, insects, and animals that are still visible in the winter. We’ll learn about their life histories, traditional uses, and how they are adapted to survival under winter conditions. Meet at the kiosk next to the parking lot at the Ivy Creek Natural Area.


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Wednesday, December 7 | 7:00pm

Monticello Bird Club meeting

December: Gabriel Mapel will be giving a presentation on the Biggest week in American birding at Magee Marsh in NW Ohio.

January: Dr. Ashley Peele of Va Tech, the Coordinator for the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas will give a presentation on her work.

Please note meeting time change to first Wednesdays. Free and open to the public. Meet in the Education Building.


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Thursday, December 8 | 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. Meet in the parking lot.


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.