Regal Fritillary Butterfly Habitat at Fort Indiantown Gap
You have probably heard of our famous “butterfly”…now is your chance to see it up close and personal. The public is invited to tour Regal Fritillary habitat in an area normally closed to the public and learn how we balance the conservation efforts for this species of concern with military training.
Tours for 2016 are over. Please check again next summer for the 2017 dates.
Dates are subject to change depending on military training exercises.
Tour Info: Tours depart promptly at 10 a.m. Those wishing to attend should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. to fill out necessary paperwork, attend a mandatory safety/orientation briefing and receive driving instructions. Tours will last approximately three hours, but attendees can leave earlier if needed. Attendees should be prepared to provide vehicle make, model, year and color, along with license plate state/number and insurance carrier information.
Participants must gather at the Fort Indiantown Gap Recreation Center in Building 13-190, located at the intersection of Asher Miner Road, Clement Avenue and Route 443 (GPS coordinates in decimal degrees: North 40.431, West 76.591). Upon arrival to the installation, “wildlife event” signs will help to direct attendees to the parking area adjacent to the recreation center in the picnic grove where parking attendants will provide additional instructions.
Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars and should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a nature walk on gravel trails or mowed paths. They should also consider bringing insect repellent, sun screen and other personal comfort items. Drinking water will be provided. No reservations are required and no rain dates will be scheduled.
Questions about the butterfly tours?
E-mail (preferred) our wildlife staff at RA-DMVA-Wildlife@pa.gov or call the Wildlife Office at 717-861-2449.
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