Upcoming Field Trip to Dix WMA

Apparently freshly-emerged sleepy orange in CUM on August 23, 2017. Photo by Steve Glynn.

Steve Glynn has kindly offered to lead a field trip for our group to Dix Wildlife Management Area this Sunday, August 27, to search for sleepy oranges and other butterflies he and others have been finding at this site recently.

Steve suggests: “Let’s meet at the Dix WMA entrance at the corner of School House Road and Back Neck Road. The coordinates are: 39.373894, -75.307916

“We can meet at 9:30 am and explore the area at least until noon-time and perhaps search other spots for those wanting to go longer into the afternoon.”

If you plan to go, please contact him so that he knows to expect you and can plan the excursion with a sense of the number of participants in mind. Please email him at: OGColl at AOL dot com.

This excursion sounds like an exciting opportunity to see numbers of a species that has been generally considered only a stray to NJ. It is breeding in NJ now, at least at this site. “The colony is in full flight right now,” Steve reports.

Jack Connor

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