Join us to explore Fauquier County’s newest park. Riverside Preserve protects a fascinating variety of habitats, from mature riparian forest to mesic upland forest, and native meadows. In early October we will see late wildflowers in the meadows and the last insects of summer, including butterflies, hoverflies, and katydids. We will also look for and learn about riparian tree species, including hazelnut, bladdernut, ironwood, river birch, and the rare butternut. Cost: $12 per person
Age: Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult
What to wear: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothes you can move in!
What to bring: Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, camera, binoculars
Registration is REQUIRED. Please register on the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation website here; you can filter by location by selecting Riverside Preserve on the left.
COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside port-o-potty will be available). We require that everyone have a mask with them in case we need to go inside during inclement weather, to administer first aid, or for other reasons. Please do not attend if you are experiencing or have experienced in the last two weeks any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.).
Before attending this event, please read the information included on our liability release form (click here).