Fairfax County, Virginia’s Fraser Preserve boasts about 110 species of birds, including the bald eagle, and 300 varieties of wildflowers. A short hike offers glimpses of the many natural habitats found in the Piedmont region: fast, clear streams, mature hardwood forests, steep rocky bluffs, springs and seeps, and various stages of old field succession. The terrain slopes down to the Potomac River, which forms the preserve's northern boundary.
Visit the preserve page to plan your visit and then download the audio tour map (PDF). The numbers marked on the map correspond to the audio files in the tour. Next, download the files to your mobile device.
Cell service may be unreliable at many of our preserves. We recommend you download the recordings and maps before you visit. Need a little help saving the files? Check out our step-by-step guide!
Meet Your Guide
Deborah Landau, Ph.D. is the Conservation Ecologist for the Conservancy's Maryland/DC chapter. An entomologist by training, she oversees the ecological management and restoration of the chapter’s 30 preserves. On her long drives to the field, she enjoys stopping at gas stations along the way and scanning the walls for giant silk moths in the early hours of the morning.
Downloadable Files (mp3 format)
2. At the Gate
5. Large Fence
6. Info Sign
7. Canopy Gap
8. Tulip Poplar
10. Paw Paw
12. Government Road
14. Japanese Hops
15. Poison Hemlock
18. Vernal Pool
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