Butterfly Day This Sunday!

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



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