Study Trip -- Looking for Larvae – A Caterpillar Field Experience

Join local naturalist Mike Dunn on an easy hike as he shares secrets of the lives of caterpillars. We will be going in search of some of the fascinating creatures that are abundant at this time of year. Learn about their journey from egg to pupa and the many defenses they have to protect them from the myriad of predators and parasites that would love to make them a larval lunch. Discover where to find caterpillars, and which plants attract some of our most interesting local species. Bring your camera and binoculars and a filled beverage bottle to keep you hydrated on the walk.

Notes: Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as we will be walking and standing for most of the tour. Participants will be required to comply with all NC State University COVID-19 directives in place at the time of this study trip. Details will be provided via email nearer the date. If you find yourself unable to participate in this trip, please contact the office; no substitutions are permitted.  

Includes:       Transportation by NC State bus, guided walking tour

Depart:          McKimmon Center at 9:15 am

Return:          Approximately 12:45 pm

Registration Deadline: September 8

Location: Raleigh, the exact location TBA in reminder email since Mike will scout the possible sites closer to the trip date to ensure the best viewing experience. 

Name Session Dates Location Format Registration Dates
Study Trip -- Looking for Larvae – A Caterpillar Field Experience09/15/21 - 09/15/21McKimmon CenterClassroom08/16/21 - 09/08/21  REGISTER NOW