WILTON — Beginning May 25, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park will be hosting Karner Blue Butterfly Walks every Wednesday through July 27.
The endangered Karner blue butterfly has two broods every year. The first brood emerges in late May and the second brood in early July. On a guided walk through the meadows, learn about the Saratoga Sandplains ecosystem on which this animal thrives, and how it became endangered.
Karner Blue Butterfly Walks will take place from Noon – 1 and 4 – 5 p.m. at Old Gick Farm, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, located at 80 Scout Rd., Wilton.
Also this summer, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park will be hosting June & July Moonlight Hikes. View nature in a new light, or lack thereof, and walk the trails under the full moon. The group will cover approximately 1.5 miles of trail.
June Moonlight Hike will take place Monday, June 13 beginning at 8:30 p.m. The July hike is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at 8:30 p.m. This is a free program guided by an environmental educator.
Registration is required for both programs. To register, for up-to-date trail conditions or more program information, please visit wiltonpreserve.org.