Quail Song

A Sanctuary for Wildlife Since 2018

Quail Song was put into conservation easement in 2018, by the then owner, Judy Bancroft. Quail Song is an environmental education and retreat center situated on 15 forested acres, along the Moorman River in Albemarle County.

Her vision for her cabin home and land was to protect it for the wildlife and for humans to enjoy low-impact use. Her vision has come to fruition, as, each year, the land acts as a nursery for numerous animal species, including: White-tailed deer, Carolina wrens, Pileated Woodpeckers, Wild Turkey, Virginia opossum, treefrogs, American Toads, Red Fox, Coyotes, Black Bear, Bobcat, Beaver, Mink, River Otter and Black Racer Snakes.

Outside Greenhouse
Quail Song Trail Bench

Quail Song still has the original cabin, built in 1980, and added onto in the 1990s. There is a converted glass pool house, which functions as a greenhouse and horticultural education venue. There is a gentle switchback trail down to the riverfront beach.

Along the trail, you can see the chimney and foundation remains of a cabin last occupied in the 1860s. An unmarked cemetery exists near the cabin. Artifacts have been uncovered at this location and further archeological investigation is welcomed. An unmarked cemetery exists near the cabin. Artifacts have been uncovered at this location and further archeological investigation is welcomed. 

Quail Song Trail
Inside Sunroom

Quail Song is currently owned and managed by Camp Albemarle, which is a 501(c)(3) organization with two locations. Camp Albemarle is "a unique community resource" whose mission includes providing space and facilities for people, young and old, to connect, and care for, the environment. Quail Song has two live-in caretakers who manage the property.