Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve
Most of Hughlett Point’s 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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 37° 44.506′ N, 76° 19.027′ W. Marker is in Kilmarnock, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Balls Neck Road (VA 605). This marker is on a cutout on Balls Neck Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kilmarnock VA 22482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 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˝ miles away); Morattico Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); First American Woman Missionary to China (approx. 4 miles away); Never Forget Garden (approx. 4 miles away); Kilmarnock (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dr. Morgan E. Norris (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilmarnock.
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