Due to extensive flooding and a lack of nectar sources in the James W. Webb WMA, this trip has been CANCELLED. We will instead explore the Timmerman Trail in Cayce, South Carolina on this same date. Please refer to the Timmerman Trail event entry for details.
The Carolina Butterfly Society’s first field trips of the 2020 season will be held on March 21 and 22 in Hampton County, SC. There are three Wildlife Management Areas adjacent to each other for us to investigate.
On Saturday, March 21, we will go to the James W. Webb WMA from 10:30-4:00. The entrance to the center is 2.7 miles from Garnett off Augusta Stagecoach Road (more complete directions are below). We will meet at the office. Last year at this time we saw 25+ species at Webb including the Seminole Texan Crescent. Marty and Dave Kastner will lead this part of the walk.
On Sunday, March 22, we will explore Palachucola WMA and/or Hamilton Ridge WMA from 10:30-4:00 or until you need to leave. Please meet at the intersection of Orangeburg Road and Augusta Stagecoach Road. Alison Smith and Tom Austin will lead this walk.
If you would like to stay overnight, the closest hotels are in Ridgeland, SC which is about 30 minutes from Webb WMA.
Please let us know if you are coming in case plans change. You may sign up on the CBS website or email Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your camera, binoculars, field guide, lunch, snacks, water and bug spray. Long pants and close toed shoes are recommended. We will be driving to several locations and getting out to look around. Walking level is easy. There are no restrooms.
Directions to James W. Webb WMA Office – Address: 1282 Webb Avenue, Garnett, SC 29922 GPS Coordinates: Latitude = 32.608860, Longitude = -81.301580
- From Columbia – Take Highway 321 South to Garnett. In Garnett the road will fork. Stay right on HWY 119. Turn right onto Augusta Stagecoach Road (S-20), cross the railroad tracks and go approximately 2.6 miles. Webb WMA entrance is on the left. Follow Webb Avenue 1.5 miles to the office.
- From I-95 – Take exit 21 for SC 336 towards Ridgeland. Turn right onto SC 336 and right onto US 321 N. Turn left onto Augusta Stage Road and follow it to the Webb WMA entrance on the left. Follow Webb Avenue 1.5 miles to the office.
- From Aiken – Take Old Barnwell Rd, US-278 E, 7 Pines Rd, Patterson Mill Rd, … and SC-3 to County Rd S-25-19/Orangeburg Rd in Hampton County. Turn left onto Augusta Stagecoach Road and right onto Webb Avenue and follow it 1.5 miles to the office.