Saturday, September 7, 2013

Monarch Festival Today in Boonton! Great for kids.

Visit Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area onSaturday, September 7 to wish the Monarch butterflies well on their southbound journey. The annual Meet a Monarch Festival, from 12 Noon to 4 p.m., takes place during the Monarch’s peak migration time in New Jersey. Take a guided ‘Bug Safari,’ and venture through the butterfly garden. Meet live monarchs, from egg to adult, as well as the many other creatures that depend on milkweed. Feel the thrill of witnessing the tagging and exciting release of live Monarch butterflies. Travel through the lifecycle stations and experience Monarch metamorphosis firsthand. Try butterfly origami, and listen to live music and stories as you celebrate the life and legacy of these amazing animals. Native plants and seeds, as well as guides to New Jersey’s butterflies are available for purchase. All ages are welcome. The entrance fee is $4 per adult, and $3 per child ages 2 - 10. Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area is located at 472 Boonton Ave, Boonton, NJ 07005. For more information, please call 973.334.3130 or visit www.morrisparks.net.