. . . a landscape carved
by industry
and
renewed by nature

Morning with the Birds

Morning with the Birds

During the peak of spring migration, Ezra Staengl and his brother Theo will lead a bird walk at the Quarry Gardens on Tuesday, April 27, starting at 7:30 a.m. The Yellow-rumped warbler above, photographed by Ezra, is among  many species that have been recorded here....

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A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side

Cynthia Wood (seen here photographing Texas bluebonnets) will lead a wildflower walk  at The Quarry Gardens on Wednesday, April 14,  at 10 a.m.  Cynthia's delightful, authoritative Virginia Wildflowers blog has earned 4,000 followers and 14,000 monthly readers on...

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Trails around two quarry pools meander among prairie plantings, butterfly and pollinator gardens, wetlands, vernal pools, a fern gully, and a waterside talus—all afforded by the site’s extraordinary diversity of geology, elevation, and soil chemistry. This showcase of locally native plant communities is open for visits by appointment.