Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve Historical

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve Historical (HM1U6R)

Location: Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Northumberland County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 44.506', W 76° 19.027'

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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 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 *Observation Platform *Parking Area *Preserve Boundry.
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HM NumberHM1U6R
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383953 N 4177980
Decimal Degrees37.74176667, -76.31711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 44.506', W 76° 19.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 44' 30.36" N, 76° 19' 1.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5129 Balls Neck Rd, Kilmarnock VA 22482, US
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