Plan on meeting at around 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, April 25, at the South Delsea Drive Park (also known as the Senior Citizen Center Park) located at 152 S.Delsea Drive & William Scaffidi Drive.
Coming from the South: on Delsea Drive Route 47, pass through the town of Clayton. Travel past the Clayton Borough complex on your left (across from Carpenter Street). See NJ Delorme page 62 quadrant C-9. We will be entering Carpenter Street later in the morning for most of our exploring. But first we will meet at the above-mentioned park located approximately 0.8 miles north of Carpenter St. Coming from the south, it will be on your right.
Coming from the North: from the intersection of Rt 322 & Rt 47 travel south for about a mile or so. You will pass the Motel 6 (formerly Royal Inn) on your right and then a Gulf gas station on your left. Just past the Gulf station you will see the entrance to the South Delsea Drive Park.
From either direction, drive into the park and drive to the end at the park office (which will be closed on Saturday). There is a door marked “rest rooms’, but this will likely be closed. There are at least a couple of portable toilets on the park property.
We will enter Glassboro WMA from here for the shorter of two hikes. All WMA roads are dirt, and very flat terrain, usually pretty dry. Bring the usual: water, snacks, lunch, and tick repellent if desired. There is a Heritage Dairy (sandwiches, coffee, etc.) in Clayton as well as a Dunkin Donuts. In Glassboro, there are several fast-food restaurants.
Hopefully, the weather will be suitable for many butterflies. We will be looking for Azures, Henry’s, Brown, & E.Pine elfins, as well as cloaks & anglewings. Hopefully by the 25th we will be seeing Falcate Orangetips and maybe a surprise White-m Hairstreak.
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