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Posted Monday, August 5th, 2019

Butterflies, Parade, Safari Make Fun for All Ages on Sept. 14

Celebrate the beauty and importance of New Jersey’s butterflies and other pollinators at the annual Butterfly Bonanza at Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area in Montville on Saturday, September 14, from noon to 4 p.m.

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The Butterfly Bonanza is packed with excitement, entertainment, and education for all ages. Enjoy a guided ‘Bug Safari’ tour of the gardens, discover how to bring butterflies into your own garden or yard, travel through life-cycle stations to experience metamorphosis, and walk through the ‘Hall of Arthropods’ to meet unusual live insects and other invertebrates. Enjoy live music and games, and create butterfly-themed crafts.

Meet the local beekeeper from Gooserock Farm from Montville, and see an active hive. Locally produced bee products will be available for purchase.

At 2 p.m., join the highlight of this event, the Pollinator Parade! Learn a pollination song, and follow performer Ken Gallipeau for a procession around the grounds with costumed staff and visitors dressed as hummingbirds, moths, bats, bees, and of course, butterflies. Feel free to wear your own costume, or create one at the Pollinator Parade Craft Station.

Morris County Park Commission logo: Enjoy the ExperienceAdmission to this event is $4 per adult, $3 per child ages 3 to 10, and FREE for age 2 and under. For more information and directions to Pyramid Mountain in Montville, visit or call 973.334.3130.