This walk will cover multiple areas where the first butterflies of the year can be seen. We expect to have sightings of American Ladies, Common Buckeyes, Orange Sulphurs, newly arrived Monarchs, Tiger Swallowtails, assorted early Hairstreaks, anglewings, and maybe a grass skipper or two. We will show you a known butterfly puddling spot, and if it has recently rained we may get lucky to see a gathering of Tiger Swallowtails.
Brumley has an impressive stand of common milkweeds that will be starting to grow. We might be able to see caterpillars if the spring proves to be warm.
Be sure to bring a camera as there is always something photoworthy while hiking through the preserve. We recommend wearing hiking shoes or boots as the trails can be muddy. Bug spray is optional as it is still early in the season. Please bring beverages or a snack if you require them. A questionable port-a-potty is available. No flush toilets or other amenities. The town of Hillsborough is about three miles away.