MONTVILLE, NJ. On Saturday, June 9, from 12 - 4 p.m., 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 Township.

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

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

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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.

Admission to this event is $4 per adult, $3 per child ages 3 and up, and age 2 and under are FREE.

For more information and directions to Pyramid Mountain National Historic Area in Montville Township, visit 

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