Friends is celebrating National Wildlife Refuges Week with an expert-guided Butterfly Walk in the Wild. The walk will be along Barnett Creek Road on the Lower Suwannee Refuge; there will be no "wild" bushwhacking involved, just strolling along the limestone road in the serenity of the woods and marsh. Friends member Barbara Woodmansee will help us spot and identify butterflies, which hopefully will be abundant in that area in early October.
There is no fee for this event. We would appreciate your emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to come. If there is a large group for the walk we will have additional butterfly experts to help spot and identify these wonderful creatures.
We will start to gather at 8:45 at the point where Barnett Creek Road intersects with the Nature Drive. At 9:00 Barbara will have an introductory talk. We will start walking at 9:15 and finish by 12:00. Park along the side of the road near where Barnett Creek Road intersects with the Nature Drive. See the map below.
We will not cover a lot of distance, perhaps a mile out and then back. We will be walking very slowly, watching the sides of the road for our butterflies. It will be good to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and bug spray.
If you have a Butterflies of the Lower Suwannee guidebook, bring it along. We will have a few available to purchase that day, if you want, but you do not need one for the walk. Barbara will sign books, if you wish. It was her expertise as a butterfly expert and photographer that made the guide possible.