Fall Butterflies of the Occoquan Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, September 25 (full-day field trip)
Leaders Dick Smith and Stephanie Mason
Members $30; Nonmembers $42
A former military research station, saved by a hair in the late 1990s from becoming a vast housing tract, the 644-acre Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers south of Alexandria, VA. More than 60 butterfly species have been recorded among its wet meadows, expanses of native grasses, and extensive shoreline. Trip leaders will explore a variety of habitats in the refuge in a day-long search for late-season butterflies such as Sleepy Orange, Ocola and Clouded Skippers, Buckeyes, Cloudless Sulphurs, and Monarchs, among others. We’ll walk up to 3 miles in generally open and sunny terrain.
Registration required, please use registration form