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Wednesday Walk: Eno River State Park
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Meet up is in the parking lot at the end of the road into the park, near the restrooms. Note that the time of this walk is different from other Wednesday Walks. We will start at 11 AM.
Please wear sturdy or hiking shoes or boots, and long pants. We will be walking through tall grasses or mowed grass to better observe smaller butterflies. The terrain is relatively level in the areas we will be exploring. Other accourements are at your discretion. We recommend bringing a camera and/or binoculars for butterflying. Please bring with you any additional items you might need to have a pleasant walking experience.
If we have timed it right, there should be a lot of thistle and other flowers in bloom that will attract Great Spangled Fritillaries, Juniper Hairstreaks, assorted grass skippers, and more. This location seems to only have butterfly activity in the early part of spring. At this park we have sighted some uncommon butterflies: Harvester, Pine Elfin, Dusted Skipper, and large numbers of Juniper Hairstreaks.
There are also some interesting native plants, like the lily-leaf twayblade to be found along the trails. We have also observed black rat snakes and toads!