Adventures in Nature Series: "Admirals and Monarchs Approaching"
Saturday, September 11, 2010 (raindate 9/12/10)
11 am - 1 pm, The Raymond & Simone Savage Wildlife Preserve 15 Dover-Eliot Road, S. Berwick. Led by Pat Durkin.
Attention: In order to search for the maximum butterfly species in the many and varied butterfly habitats at The Savage Preserve, we will be passing through waist-high vegetation and traversing some wet areas. To be comfortable and safe, wear long pants, socks that can be pulled up over pants legs, closed shoes you don't mind getting muddy, and insect repellant. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. For more information or to be notified by 10 am on the day of the event in case of weather-related cancellation, please email leader Pat Durkin.
from the Fall 2008 issue of Great Works:
Member Pat Durkin has taken great delight in discovering how rich the wildlife habitat is at the Savage Preserve. As co-founder and trustee of the Washington, D.C. area Butterfly Club, Pat has begun netting and releasing butterflies, along with collecting bees for a national inventory of bees being conducted for the USDA. Pat says that “the level of habitat diversity at Savage is almost staggering.” Pat adds that the visual aspects of the property are “breath-taking”. She hopes to continue her inventory over the next couple of summers and provide the trust with a complete bee and butterfly inventory of the Preserve.