Butterfly Day: The Full List, Plus Pix

   One of the many great things about Butterfly Day at DeKorte was the variety of IMG_0476 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.)

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DeKorte Park
Butterfly Day, Sunday, July 25
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Silver-spotted Skipper
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
Peck's Skipper
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Broad-winged Skipper
American Lady
Pearl Crescent
Red Admiral
Gray Hairstreak
Zabulon Skipper
Common Buckeye
Black Swallowtail

Moths: Hummingbird Clear-winged Moth, Ailanthus Webworm Moth

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