Serpentine Barrens Butterflies
Soldiers Delight, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010
Soldiers Delight natural area in Owings Mills MD will be the location for a slide presentation and hike this Sunday. The talk, starting at 1:00 p.m. and taking about 20 minutes, will be held at the Soldiers Delight Visitor’s Center on Deer Park Rd. in Owings Mills, MD. A one to two mile hike to look for barrens butterflies will follow the talk. Several Leonard’s Skipper butterflies are usually seen at the barrens during this regular late summer program. More on the Soldiers Delight Serpentine Barrens (located in western Baltimore County, MD) and its birds, wildflowers, and butterflies can be found at http://home.comcast.net/~soldiersdelight/sdci_heritage.html#4%20.
The talk is free of charge; Soldiers Delight is public and managed under the Maryland State Park system. However, it is a special natural environment area with several studies going on there and requiring ongoing extra procedures to protect the habitat from invasive trees and vines, so they do gladly accept donations at the Visitor’s Center desk.
Thanks to Dick Smith for the heads-up on this event!