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Kilmarnock in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve

204 Acres

 
 
Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve Marker
Inscription. Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve is situated on a small peninsula on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The preserve contains tidal and non-tidal wetlands, and exemplary undeveloped beach and low dunes, and upland forest communities. It is home to a federally protected insect species and contains important habitats for waterfowl, songbirds and birds of prey.

Most of Hughlett Pointís shoreline consists of a sandy beach that provides habitat for the threatened northeaster beach tiger beetle (Cioindela dorsalis dorsalis). This rare, agile, little insect about 2/3 of an inch long has a white to cream-colored back with dark markings and long dark legs. To exist, these animals require undisturbed beach habitat where they spend their entire 2-year life cycle. Females lay their eggs in the sand and the larvae live in burrows 4 to 10 inches deep from which they capture small prey. Adult tiger beetles are also predatory. They can sometimes be seen skittering or making a short flight just beyond the stride of a person walking along the beach.

*Winter Water Trail 0.1 miles
*Bay Shore Trail 0.7 miles
*Observation Platform
*Parking Area
*Preserve Boundry.
 
Location. 37° 44.506′ N, 76° 19.027′ W. Marker is in Kilmarnock, Virginia

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve Marker
The boardwalk to the beach is shown in the background
, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Balls Neck Road (VA 605). Click for map. This marker is on a cutout on Balls Neck Road. Marker is in this post office area: Kilmarnock VA 22482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jessie Ball duPont (here, next to this marker); Shiloh School (approx. 2 miles away); Ditchley and Cobbs (approx. 2.5 miles away); Morattico Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); First American Woman Missionary to China (approx. 4 miles away); Kilmarnock (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dr. Morgan E. Norris (approx. 4.3 miles away); White Marsh Church (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kilmarnock.
 
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Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve sign at entrance to the cutout image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
3. Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve sign at entrance to the cutout
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 7, 2016.
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