One of the many great things about Butterfly Day at DeKorte was the variety of butterflies we had — at least 16 kinds.
We also had two types of moths, including a Hummingbird Clear-winged Moth.
Several of the 270+ attendees actually got to see a Monarch Butterfly depositing an egg on a Milkweed leaf.
Having experts from the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association was a huge help — and so was the great group of knowledgeable volunteers from Bergen County Audubon, who also helped the Meadowlands Commission set up the event from Day One.
We also had kid-friendly scavenger hunts, butterfly cupcakes, information on gardening for butterflies (and real live plants), plus lots of other activities.
The full list, and more pix, follows. (We thank Henry Kocanda of Carlstadt for sharing a couple of the butterfly shots he took at DeKorte yesterday.)
The headline in today's editions of The Record said it all: "Meadowlands New Hot spot for Butterflies." (Link is here.)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Moths: Hummingbird Clear-winged Moth, Ailanthus Webworm Moth