We will search the many blooming asters for butterflies. There is a trail through the woods with tree roots and possibly some overgrown areas. Our target species are Salt Marsh Skipper and Intricate Satyr. Tom Austin will lead. He has become an expert on identifying the Intricate Satyr and being able to tell the differences between the Intricate and Carolina Satyr. No restaurants are nearby. Please bring binoculars, camera, field guide, sun screen and bug spray. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Be sure to register if you plan to attend.
This walk has been cancelled due to Hurricane Florence.
This area is only open during designated dates and times. Meet at the gate where you will have to sign in and out. We may carpool on the property leaving the other cars in the parking area. We will drive to various areas to look for butterflies. The main roads are gravel, the smaller roads are grass but unless you get way off the track they are in pretty good shape and are well maintained. The nearest town is Jackson, SC. There is a Subway there and other local restaurants, but you should probably bring lunch because the property is huge and if you get back to the areas where we’re going to be, it can take as long as ½ hour just to get back to the gate. Intricate Satyr, Texan Crescent and Appalachian Brown have been found at this site.
(This route should take about 2 hours from downtown.)
Take I-26 W toward Greenville Take exit 107A to merge onto I-20 W toward Augusta.
Take exit 22 toward Aiken.
Turn left at US-1.
Continue on York St. SE.
Turn right at Park Ave SE.
Turn left at Chesterfield St S/SC-19 and continue to follow SC-19.
Slight right toward SC-1
Slight right at SC-1.
Turn left at Atomic Rd/SC-125
Continue on SC 125 approximately 12 miles to Jackson.
Turn right on Silverton Road (CR 63) and go 0.4 miles to stop sign on Main Street.
Turn left on Main Street and go 0.4 miles to Brown Road.
Turn right on Brown Road and go 2.1 miles until the pavement ends.
At end of pavement, turn left on graveled road and go 0.2 miles to check station/entrance.