Let’s meet at the Woodland Township Post Office (3900 Route 563, Chatsworth, NJ 08019) at 9 am. We can catch up and wait for stragglers and head in the field around 9:30 am. We will be car-pooling from the Post Office.
I won’t be able to scout in the week before the trip, since my final exams continue to June 12. However, in early to mid-June in past seasons we have found several Pine Barrens specialties at the Preserve, including bog copper, dotted skipper, and two-spotted skipper. Georgia satyr has yet to be found at Parker, although it almost certainly must occur there. Could this be the year we find it?
We will explore two different sites on NJCF’s 9,400 acre property: the “Airfield” site and the “Ten Trunks” site. Each has produced both of the two target skippers.
Bring plenty of bug spray since the deer flies love to swarm. Knee-high boots are recommended as we will be walking in wet areas at several points.
For information about the preserve, go here:
For some photos of our previous field trip to the preserve go here:
For more information please feel free to contact me: Mason@ansp.org