REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CLOSED!
Due to the large response we’ve had to our upcoming walk at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, we would like to move our meet up location to the gravel parking lot behind the Nature Center and not the Nature Center Parking Lot. After you enter the park drive past the Nature Center parking lot to the next road and follow it to the lot behind the Nature Center. A map is attached for reference.
During these walks we generally see our highest species diversity of the season.
Target Species: Byssus Skipper
Meet at the visitor center which has restroom facilities. We will divide into smaller groups. Some will have longer areas to walk. Some trails will have roots and may be overgrown. There are no restaurants nearby. Contact David Shelley if you are able to help with this important count. You do not have to be an expert to help and you may come for a whole or half day.
Please meet in the parking lot at the visitor center of Carolina Sandhills NWR. The main entrance is on US Highway 1, about 4 miles northeast of McBee, SC. The address is 23734 U.S. Highway 1, McBee, SC 29101. Our target species will be hairstreaks including Banded, Coral and King’s. There are restroom facilities at Lake Bee, but we will not be near there until later in the day. There are gas stations in McBee. We will drive to sections of the NWR and stop to look for butterflies. Walking will be minimal.
*** CANCELLED ***
I’m afraid we picked bad weather for our Saturday outing at Pilot Mountain. High temperatures are now predicted at 51 degrees, overcast and showers throughout the day Saturday.
There are still plenty of Brown Elfins there, particularly on the Jomeokee trail. I again found no Henry’s Elfins but did have 18 Browns yesterday (4/18/19).
Good luck on evading the upcoming storm!
Meet at Parking Lot (at 10 AM) near the bathrooms (as far as one can drive up after entering the park). Pilot Mountain State Park has no entrance fee but does have cool drinking water and clean bathrooms! Please leave me your email address preferably or phone number if you plan to attend!
Meet at the visitor center. We will divide into smaller groups. Some will have longer areas to walk. Some trails will have roots and may be overgrown. There are no restaurants nearby. Bring camera, binoculars, field guide, sun screen and insect repellent. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Contact David Shelley if you are able to help with this important count. You do not have to be an expert to help and may come for a whole or half day. firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet at the Mayo Mountain access, just past the park office.
We will start at the Latta Plantation Nature Center and walk around the Latta Prairie section of the park. Keep in mind this walk is in August and temperatures can be hot. We will be walking on hard surface horse trails for the most part with a couple large hills. We will eat lunch at the picnic tables at the Nature Center and then drive to Cowan’s Ford Nature Preserve where we will finish the day.
Bring Lunch, Snacks, WATER, WATER, WATER . There are Restrooms and picnic tables on site. Restaurants are not nearby so plan accordingly .
Bring Good bug spray for Ticks and Chiggers, hats, long sleeves, SUN BLOCK, binoculars, camera, and sturdy shoes. Field Guides, etc.
This walk has been canceled.
We will meet at the BP gas station on Hwy. 66 right off of I-26 near Joanna, SC. We will then drive to various parts of the forest. Walking will be minimal. There are bathrooms in the camping area, but we may not be near them until the afternoon. There are no restaurants nearby.
Meet at the Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary at 9:00. There is a restroom facility and drinking fountain available before the count starts and again around noon during a lunch break. The nearest town with full services is Jackson, SC. It is recommended that you pack a lunch and snacks and bring water. Walking conditions are generally easy. Bring good bug spray, hats, sun block, binoculars, camera and a field guide. Wear long sleeves, long pants, sturdy shoes and any additional items you might need to have a pleasurable experience. Please refer to the Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary website, Audubon’s Silver Bluff Sanctuary, for more information about visiting the facility. Everyone is welcome to attend. We will divide into two groups if there are a sufficient number of participants so we can cover more of the Sanctuary.