Field Trip to Medford Leas, June 20, led by Chris Herz

Banded hairstreak at Audubon (Camden County), photo'd by Chrus Herz, 6-12-13.

Banded hairstreak at Audubon (Camden County), photo’d by Chris Herz, 6-12-13.

Butterfly field trip to Medford Leas

1 Medford Leas Dr., Medford, NJ

Sat. June 20th 9:45am

There are a variety of habitats here, and we will walk around the community garden, and then go to the surrounding fields. Many species are possible and I hope to be in time for the orange butterfly weed to be in bloom and we could see coral hairstreak and banded hairstreak. Other possibilities include viceroy, American copper, monarch, and a number of skippers. We may also walk in the woods in the afternoon to try for harvester.

Bring close-focus binoculars, water, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, & lunch. There is a Wawa on Rte. 70 if coming from the west, where you could pick up lunch.

I recommend wearing long pants due to the possibility of ticks.

Meet at the tennis courts’ parking area next to the horticultural building. Once you turn into Medford Leas Drive — a right jughandle at traffic light — stay to your left and at the t-intersection, turn right, and then take the immediate left. Continue around until you see the horticultural building with greenhouse and just past it turn left into the parking area.  The tennis courts will be straight ahead.

For detailed directions from Rt. 295 and Rt. 70 visit the Medford Leas website:

Trip is cancelled if it rains. Contact me if in doubt, Chris Herz 856-534-5597 cell.

Chris Herz


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