Join WABC for a field trip 10 am-1:30 pm on Saturday, August 27 to Eastern Neck NWR in Rock Hall, MD.  We’ll spend time in their butterfly garden (which recently held broad-winged skippers and others), walk the short Bayside Butterfly Trail, and explore a wooded trail on the Refuge that last year yielded the Queen Anne’s Co. record for Tawny Emperor. Any of the salt-marsh and southern migratory species could show up.  Rick Borchelt, organizer (washbutterflies@gmail.com; please RSVP.  Cell phone day of field trip:  202.812.7101).

Lunch afterward at Fishwhistle in Chestertown for those so inclined.  Hearty recommendation of the fish tacos.

Driving Directions

From Maryland’s western shore (Annapolis, MD):

Take U.S. Rt. 50/301 East across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge ($2.50 toll eastbound). Continue on Rt. 301 North after 50 and 301 split. Exit Rt. 301 North onto Rt. 213 North towards Chestertown. Continue on Rt. 213 North into Chestertown (see directions below).

From Points North

Take Rt. 213 South to Chestertown OR Take Rt. 301 South to Rt. 290 (Galena/Sassafras). Follow Rt. 290 South to Galena, MD. Continue straight through light onto Rt. 213. South Take Rt. 213 South to Chestertown (see directions below).

From Southern Eastern Shore

Take Rt. 50 West to Rt. 213 North. Take Rt. 213 North into Chestertown (see directions below).

From Chestertown, MD

In Chestertown, turn from Rt. 213 onto Rt. 291 West, Morgnec Road (also marked “to Rt. 20″). At the T-intersection, turn right onto Rt. 20 South towards Rock Hall. Follow Rt. 20 South for 12 miles to Rock Hall. At the blinking red light in Rock Hall, turn left onto Rt. 445. Follow Rt. 445 about 6 miles out of Rock Hall to the refuge entrance bridge.

Look for the wind turbine over the butterfly garden.