Monarch Festival Volunteers Needed – Saturday, October 26, 2019
People are needed for the chapter's display booth at the annual St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Monarch Butterfly Festival on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The festival goes from 10 AM to 4 PM and you can volunteer for any part of that period you want. You don't have to be a butterfly expert, just willing to talk to visitors about the Hairstreak Chapter and its activities. To volunteer email David Harder at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted by David Harder
Field Trip: Ochlockonee River Wildlife Management Area – Saturday, November 2, 2019
The last chapter field trip of the year will be Saturday, November 2nd, to the Ochlockonee River WMA north and south units located on the northwestern edge of Tallahassee. In the WMA's north unit, a pipeline cut and a gated, unpaved track (River Road) go through the river's swampy floodplain. They often are lined with Bidens alba and other flowers, and can be the most productive areas for butterflies. Most of the WMA's south unit is higher ground. Flowers at stream crossings along the loop road usually attract most of the butterflies.
This site has a good, representative sample of the butterflies in the Tallahassee area. We normally expect 20-25 species in early November. Unusual species have occurred here too, including Dainty Sulphur and White Peacock last fall.
We will meet at 10 AM EDT at the entrance to the north unit on Stoneler Road, which goes west from Capital Circle NW about 2.2 miles north of I-10 exit 196. Bring binoculars, cameras, sun and biting insect protection, water and lunch. We should finish by mid-afternoon. Email email@example.com if you have questions. Submitted by David Harder
NABA Hairstreak Chapter