Boxerwood Nature Center
& Woodland Garden

A Virginia Center For Environmental Education Excellence

Open daily for self tours from Dawn to Dusk 963 Ross Road, Lexington VA

Fairy Sightings!

Rockbridge area residents have spotted stone circles,

heard tiny footsteps at night, and found missing objects

in strange places--signs that fairies, gnomes, elves, and

other wee folk are moving into the county.  And downtown

merchants complain that mini-Mischief Makers are 

rearranging things in their shops when they aren't looking.

Have you found signs of fairy life where you live?  Post

sightings at #boxerwoodfairies or email a description of

what you spotted and where to:

Check our Facebook page for the latest Fairy Sightings!


FAIRY FOREST DISCOVERY! As Jess Sullivan, our Early Education coordinator, blazed a new trail for the first-grade "Lost in the Woods" program, she made a HUGE discovery: a torii-like arch in front of the clearing where a tiny house and stone circle had been found the week before. Torii -- which means "bird abode" in Japanese -- is the traditional gate found at the entrance to a Shinto shrine, dividing our world from the world of nature spirits. Could this be the portal to the Fairy Forest? And who is the enlightened architect who built it?


See the Fairy Forest Festival Schedule and Boxerwood's Welcome to the Fairies.