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Brown Elfin Walk at Occoneechee Mountain State Park

Sunday, March 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

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. If the day is rained out there will be another opportunity to see the Brown Elfin at Pilot Mountain on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. We can also schedule a personal walk to look for Brown Elfins upon request. Please register for this event to receive updates pertaining to the weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

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.

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Brown Elfin at Occoneechee Mountain State Park


Sunday, March 31, 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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Occoneechee Mountain State Park
625 Virginia Cates Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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