We have a great schedule for this Sunday's Butterfly Day at DeKorte — with walks, talks, activities for kids and great door prizes. It's perfect for families, and it's free.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Just bring your own lunch and beverages.
The event is sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, the Bergen County Audubon Society and the Northern NJ Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.
Full schedule follows.
Butterfly Day Schedule
Meadowlands Environment Center
DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst
Sunday, July 25; Rain date: Sunday, Aug.1
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Throughout the day outside the MEC
Information tables on Gardening for Butterflies, Butterfly Identification, and more, with plenty of free brochures, plus coloring book activities for kids. Bergen County Audubon Society
10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m. 12:10 p.m., 1:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m.
Introduction to DeKorte Butterflies, Visitor Center inside the MEC
Talk and slide show. N.J. Meadowlands Commission 10-15 minutes
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. , 2:30 pm.
Guided Butterfly Walk
Looking for butterflies and moths near the MEC and environs.
Northern N.J. Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (25 minutes). Leaves from the front of the MEC.
10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt with prizes, for kids of all ages
11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Drawing for nifty door prizes (You do not have to be present to win but must collect your prize by day's end or pick it up later)
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Butterfly-friendly Plants Walk
Led by Botanist Edith Wallace. Leaves from the front of the Meadowlands Environment Center. (25 minutes)
Bring your own picnic lunch and cold beverages.
Sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission
The Bergen County Audubon Society
Northern New Jersey Chapter, North American Butterfly Association
Questions: Call the Meadowlands Commission’s Jim Wright at 201-469-7349