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NABA Count – Congaree National Park

Meet at the visitor center which has restroom facilities. We will divide into smaller groups. Some will have longer areas to walk. Some trails will have roots and may be overgrown. There are no restaurants nearby. Contact David Shelley if you are able to help with this important count. You do not have to be an expert to help and may come for a whole or half day.

Wannamaker Nature Preserve

This property is owned by the Columbia Audubon Society and is located 3.5 miles east of St. Matthews, South Carolina on SC 6. It is not open to the general public. There is a pavilion and bathroom on site. The target species is the second brood of the Harvester. Caroline Eastman will be our organizer.

NABA Count – Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary

We will meet at 9:00 AM at the Visitor Center, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson, South Carolina, and will cover areas not generally open to the public. The Visitor Center is on the dirt road portion of Silver Bluff Road so keep going after the pavement ends. We will butterfly both in the morning and the afternoon. The restrooms at the center will be open at the beginning of the count and at lunch.

Sunday – Cataloochee Valley, Great Smokey Mountain National Park

On Sunday we will go to Cataloochee Valley, part of GSMNP. Another gorgeous area with plenty of areas that yield butterflies. Targets are American Copper and Diana Fritillary. There will be lots of Ironweed with skippers. Elk and bear sightings are very possible.

The meeting place will againbe the Pilot Station just north on Hwy. 209, exit 24 off I-40 west. The nearest town is Waynesville, NC. A motel near Hwy. 276 (Jonathan Creek Rd) intersection with Hwy. 19 (Dellwood Rd) would be convenient. There is also a Days Inn and a Quality Inn off I-40 at Canton, not too far east of the Pilot Station. Going into Waynesville on Hwy. 74 are many hotels, plus several on Hwy. 19 around Lake Junaluska. We will also carpool from Asheville, exit 44, to the Pilot Station for those choosing to stay there, as exit 44 has many hotels and restaurants.

Bring lunch, snacks, water, binoculars, camera and field guide.

There is no rain date for the weekend, but if at least one of the days is to be dry and sunny, we will butterfly that day. So if you plan to come, watch the weather forecast closely.

Saturday — Harmon Den/Max Patch

On Saturday we will spend the day in the Harmon Den/Max Patch area north of I-40.  The meeting place will be the Pilot Station just north on Hwy. 209, exit 24 off I-40 west.  The nearest town is Waynesville, NC.  A motel near Hwy. 276 (Jonathan Creek Rd) intersection with Hwy. 19 (Dellwood Rd) would be convenient.  There is also a Days Inn and a Quality Inn off I-40 at Canton, not too far east of the Pilot Station.  Going into Waynesville on Hwy. 74 are many hotels, plus several on Hwy. 19 around Lake Junaluska.  We will also carpool from Asheville, exit 44, to the Pilot Station for those choosing to stay there, as exit 44 has many hotels and restaurants.

There is no rain date for the weekend, but if at least Saturday or Sunday is to be dry and sunny, we will butterfly that day. So if you plan to come, watch the weather forecast closely.