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.
- June 29
- June 30
- July 6
- July 7
2018 Release: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/278861/fort-indiantown-gap-announces-free-guided-2018-tours-rare-regal-fritillary-butterfly-habitat
Dates are subject to change depending on military training exercises.
No reservations are required and no rain dates will be scheduled. Please arrive no later than 9:30am. To navigate to parking, turn onto Asher Miner Road at the intersection of Asher Miner and Fisher Ave, Annville, PA 17003 (GPS coordinates in decimal degrees: North 40.4214, West -76.577), located immediately north of the entrance to the National Cemetery. “Wildlife Event” signs, wildlife staff, and volunteers will direct attendees to the parking area and provide additional instructions. Note: parking will be in different locations on Fridays vs. Saturdays, but the directions above pertain to all tour days.
Upon arrival, attendees will be instructed to park their vehicles in a caravan style. Prior to the tour, attendees must fill out necessary paperwork (be prepared to provide vehicle make, model, year, color, license plate state/number, and insurance carrier information,) and attend a mandatory safety/orientation briefing. Wildlife staff and tour attendees will then return to their vehicles and caravan to the tour site.
Tours will last approximately three hours, but attendees can leave earlier if necessary. Visitors of all ages and abilities are welcome. Tours will be on foot on gravel roads and mowed paths; wandering off of the path, into the fields is prohibited. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for uneven terrain, and consider bringing insect repellent, sun screen and other personal comfort items. Drinking water will be provided.
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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