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DeKorte Park Butterfly Guides Are Here


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Just in time for summer – and the height of butterfly season – the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is offering a brand-new free guide to the butterflies of DeKorte Park. 

The pamphlet is one of a series of nature guides that have been updated recently to help visitors better enjoy the Hackensack River, its tributaries and other attractions.  

The colorful brochure features color photos of 18 species of butterflies and two species of moths commonly seen in the Lyndhurst park and environs from late spring to early fall. Also featured are brief sections on butterfly basics, advice on watching butterflies, helpful Internet links and useful butterfly guidebooks for this region.  

The guide was produced in time for DeKorte Park’s second annual Butterfly Day on Sunday, July 25, as well as the 10th anniversary of the dedication of DeKorte Park’s Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz Butterfly Garden.

The garden was built to honor the memory of a 23-year-old Rutherford resident who was the youngest member of the flight crew on TWA Flight 800, which crashed into the ocean off Long Island in July 1996.  The garden was dedicated in September 2000.

In addition to the new butterfly guide, the Meadowlands Commission has new editions of five other popular guides – a birding checklist for the Meadowlands District and separate brochures with detailed maps for DeKorte Park, the Hackensack River, Mill Creek Marsh Canoe Trail and the Saw Mill Creek Canoe Trail.

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