Our Sixth Annual Butterfly Day held yesterday proved to be the best-attended yet, with some 1,000 people, mostly families, visiting DeKorte Park throughout the day. There were at least 14 species identified, which we will list in a post to follow.
Visitors enjoyed butterfly walks and talks and, of course, viewing the winged marvels. Hundreds of kids painted bird boxes to take home and participated in butterfly crafts, coloring and face-painting.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our co-sponsors, the Bergen County Audubon Society and the North Jersey Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association. Thanks also to the Monarch Teachers Network.
We hope to post multiple photos throughout the day. To start, here are (above, left to right), an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Red Admiral and Silver Spotted Skipper, courtesy of Jim Wright.