Left to Right: Silver Spotted Skipper caterpillar, dark form female Tiger Swallowtail on hoary mountain mint, puddling butterflies, Harvester
Meet up for this count is in the park at the bathroom parking lot.
We recommend wearing hiking shoes or boots as we will being walking through areas without trails. Long pants are recommended as well as 40+% DEET bug repellent. Sunscreen and hats are also advised.
Please prepare for heat indexes of over 100°F on this walk by bringing water or electrolyte containing beverages. A packed lunch is also recommended. Access to flush toilets will be limited. There are public restrooms in the park and there is a public water fountain. The nearest town with restaurants is about 3 miles away, and the nearest Walmart is about 5 miles away. Often this count experiences a brief thunderstorm. It is advised to bring a change of clothes and or socks.