"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."  - Aldo Leopold

in Haymarket, Virginia

  • A Natural Development

  • Protection of Ponds

  • Native Plants

Through the Lens

Enjoy the beautiful imagery captured in Leopold's Preserve with 7 miles of trails.


Nature walks and talks, outdoor activities, exploring, hiking, trail walking, birding, and more!

When walking with naturalist Carrie Blair, we don't have to cover a large area  to notice many interesting things. Every few steps, she points out the distinctive bark on native trees, provides ways to identify plants by their dried seed pods and shares information on many other aspects of ecology.  We greatly enjoyed our green walk on St. Patrick's Day with Carrie at Leopold's Preserve.

  • Birding

  • Exercise

  • Outdoor Enjoyment

  • A Cautionary Tale of Conservation

  • Enjoying Nearby Nature

  • Walking in the Woodland

Aldo Leopold

The inspiration behind this special place, the father of conservation, the protector of land.