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“Little Hidden Gem”

Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary
Ranked #29 of 80 things to do in Leesburg
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Leesburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Little Hidden Gem”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Love this little place. We frequently walk up to the Sanctuary and stroll around. Great place to view the local wildlife. We seen deer, turkey, fox, birds galore (including kingfisher and pileated woodpecker), hawks, owls, lots of dragon flies, frogs and turtles. In the old formal garden behind the house is my favorite tree. At the very back of the garden near the wall is the most amazing tree. You must stand under it to fully appreciate its majesty. Many of the branches are as large as tree trunks.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Sterling, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
369 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Review from a birder”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I went to the sanctuary specifically to do some birding. When I arrived, a handful of deer were across from the Visitor's Center. I saw the usual suspects for this time of year: robin, wren, cardinals, sparrows, woodpeckers. There were also a few pair of eastern blue birds present. This place does not have a lot of trails nor does it have a wide variety of habitat, but it is a nice spot to find some quiet, solitude and enjoy the outdoors. I walked the road trail to the pond, walked out into the meadow across from the parking area and walked about 1/2 of a trail through the woods. Delightful...

Visited September 2012
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