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Annual Brown Elfin Walk

Sunday, April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm EDT

We believe butterfly walks can be conducted as long as we uphold the recommended 6+ feet from one another and keep the group size to 10 or less. About the only time there could be crowding is when we are all trying to get a look at these very small butterflies at the same time. If we’re patient we should all be able to see these “limited time only” butterflies.

We will meet in the parking lot area near the map bulletin board. This will be a brief walk lasting about an hour. If there is interest we can look around for additional early butterflies.

This walk will take place even if the weather is cool and overcast. We have sighted the Brown and Henry’s Elfins under such conditions. Please reserve your space for this butterfly walk as spaces are limited, and if we need to contact you about any changes to the event. If needed we will add additional times to accommodate more than 10 people.

Please wear sturdy shoes or footwear designed for hiking at the trail is gravel, inclined, and uneven. Bring with you any other necessities you may require for an enjoyable walk. Amenities at this park are composting toilets.

There are numerous fast food restaurants within a mile of the park.

If you wish to photograph the Brown Elfin be sure to have a zoom lens as the butterfly is quite flighty. A close-up is possible if you are willing to patiently wait near a laurel bush. Additional sightings of anglewings, Juvenal’s Duskywings, and Mourning Cloaks are possible.


Sunday, April 5, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
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Occoneechee Mountain State Park

625 Virginia Cates Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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