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Caterpillar Walk July 17!

Caterpillar Walk July 17!

They’re so “green,” even their blood is green! Caterpillars are welcome at The Quarry Gardens, where hundreds of native plants species offer a smorgasbord for hungry moth and butterfly larvae. Master Naturalist Courtney McLaughlin, who will lead a special walk on the...

Restoration Ecology in Action

Restoration Ecology in Action

Friday morning volunteers at The Quarry Gardens get expert guidance and education from Devin Floyd, of the Center for Urban Habitats. Our volunteers include friends and neighbors, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners—and now, Nelson County High School students. In the...

Soundflight 2 now a memory

Soundflight 2 now a memory

In early June, the natural amphitheater of The Quarry Gardens once again provided for an immersive exploration of natural acoustics by the Victory Hall Opera Company of Charlottesville. In four sold-out evening performances, the eclectic program featured the music of...

Intrepid Master Naturalists

Intrepid Master Naturalists

The featured photo shows a party of Rivanna Master Naturalist trainees at the Quarry Gardens overlook on a day forecast to be “cloudy.” Typical of serious naturalists, they were undaunted by the weather and covered the entire main trail with Bernice Thieblot leading....

Big Plant Sale Coming Up

Big Plant Sale Coming Up

This photo, taken on an unseasonably warm March afternoon in front of the Quarry Gardens garage, shows Piedmont Master Gardeners potting and labeling some of the more than 6,300 plants to be offered at the PMG Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7, from 10 to 2...

A Walk for Early Birds

A Walk for Early Birds

Leigh Surdukowski—seen here with an Eastern bluebird and a Yellow-rumped warbler photographed by Ezra Staengl—will lead a bird walk at The Quarry Gardens on Sunday, May 1 at 7 a. m.—when the birds are up and about. To see and hear some of the more than 100 species of...