Here is the first satellite map from the travels of Camellia (banded NC). It only contains partial data for June 28 and July 1. That data shows that Camellia was over the mouth of the Lynnhaven River near the Lesner Bridge at 8:30am on June 28. He then flew west across Norfolk and Portsmouth to Suffolk northwest of the Great Dismal Swamp NWR by 10:00am. Camellia then returned to Virginia Beach over Thoroughgood and then Lake Smith and Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base at 2:45pm. Data incomplete as to when Camellia returned to Norfolk Botanical Garden.
The data for July 1 is very sparse. We know from photos taken by Joe Foreman at NBG that Camellia was at NBG at 3:18pm. He must have left there right after that because at 4:00pm he was on the east side of the Nansemond River in Suffolk near Willis Island. At 4:12pm Camellia was between the mouth of Chuckatuck Creek in Isle of Wight County and the mouth of the Nansemond River in Suffolk. That is the last data point for this map. Camellia was at “the dump” area of NBG with the male adult and NE this morning at 10:00am. Will have to wait for the next map to learn if he returned to NBG yesterday or early this morning.
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