Midlands Chapter – Peachtree Rock, Lexington, SC, March 19, 2016

On March 19, the Midlands Chapter went to Peachtree Rock in Lexington , SC. The site had had a recent burn and the sand-myrtle (Kalmia buxifolia) that would have been in bloom had been destroyed. Along the burned over trail they saw a dozen or so small brown butterflies, possible Duskywings of unknown type as they were very quick and always on the move. At the northern edge of the road of the recently acquired property that had been spared of the burn they spotted some Common Buckeyes. Jerry Bright lead the trip and created the following list:

March 19, 2016
10:00 A.M. – 2:20 P.M.
Temperature – mid 60’s to low 70’s
Participants – Jeff Kline and Jerry Bright
Distance walked – ~ 4.5 mi (GPS)

1 – Eastern Tiger Swallowtail female dark form
4 – Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
4 – Brown Elfin
1 – Red Banded Hairstreak
5 – Common Buckeye
12+ – Duskywing sp.?

Dave & Marty Kastner
Blythewood, SC
Richland County