Join us for the 4th conduction of the Orange County NABA Count! If you are not familiar with what is a NABA count, please visit the NABA website for more information. All butterfly identification skill levels are welcome to participate. We welcome any amount of time you can provide to cover designated areas within Orange County.

Areas to be covered, but not limited to: Brumley Forest, Johnston Mill, Occoneechee State Park, portions of Duke Forest, NCBG, and other areas in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough.

The $3 fee to participate will be covered by Backyard Butterflies.

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Left to Right: Common Sootywing, Peck’s Skipper, White M Hairstreak, Eufala Skipper, Common Buckeye Caterpillar

This count has sighted some butterflies that are uncommon to rare, as well as some that are not seen in the Durham and Orange County area.

Meet up is in the parking lot near the restrooms.

This count will take place in areas off of trails through tall grasses. 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.

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Top: Hickory Horned Devil caterpillar

Left to Right: Eastern Comma, Catalpa moth caterpillar, Question Mark, Northern Pearly Eye

Meet up for this count is at Vade Mecum located outside of the main park area.

This count will take place in areas off of trails through tall grasses, over river rocks, and on some blazed trails.

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.

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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.

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