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Phoenix Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

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Field trip: Colonel Devin Trail with Marceline VandeWater


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Saturday, August 25, 2018
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM

On Saturday August 25th, we will hike a part of the Arizona Trail which, over the years, has become one of the favorite outings for several of us. This time we will visit the Col. Devin Trail later in the season, so we can expect to find slightly different species of butterflies. A visit during this time of year last year, revealed about 30 species, including several individuals of Red-bordered Satyrs, a species we never find during our June visits. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat, bring water, snacks and a sacklunch. A pair of close focusing binoculars will be handy too. The trail is moderately steep in places, but we will take our time. Trip leader: Marceline VandeWater. Meeting place is Denny’s on Shea Blvd in Fountain Hills at 6:30am or at the trailhead at 8:15am. Details to get to the trailhead: Drive to Payson, go straight at the hwy 260 intersection. After 3/4 mile turn right onto Houston Mesa Road. Cross all 3 "water crossings", and after about 8 miles turn left at the stop sign. The road now turns into a dirt road. After about 1 miles turn right towards Shadow Rim Camp and Washington Park Trailhead. Follow this road up for about 5.5 miles until the right turn-off to the Washington Park Trailhead (marked). Turn right here, and instantly turn left (signs again) and you will find the trailhead well marked. Please contact Marceline VandeWater to let her know where you will meet: marceline@ermaroni.net We ask for a $5 donation per person.

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