“Magnificent Monarch” Migration

Have you ever stopped to admire the beauty of a butterfly? One of the most recognizable species, the orange and black monarch, is preparing for an epic migration, and Middlesex County can give you an up-close look at this natural phenomenon.

Every year millions of monarchs take part in this long journey. As host of a Monarch Waystation, East Jersey Old Town Village is a great location to observe and learn all about the monarchs and their behavior. Monarch Waystations provide host plants like milkweed and nectar-bearing flowers for the butterflies. These plants allow them to gain energy to migrate.

This free event will take place at 2 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the Indian Queen Tavern at East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Rd., Piscataway.  

Rutgers Master Gardener Stephanie Karoly will discuss these amazing creatures, as well as the black swallowtail, which was named the official state butterfly in 2016.

“I hope many people will attend this event and learn more about the monarch butterfly,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “These creatures are being threatened by habitat loss in North America, making migration difficult.”

“The Monarch Waystation at East Jersey Old Town is another great example of our County’s efforts to preserve its natural beauty,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee. “I hope many people will attend this colorful and exciting event.”

Funding for “Magnificent Monarchs” is provided in part by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical Commission/New Jersey Department of State.

Sun, August 20
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
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Have you ever stopped to admire the beauty of a butterfly? One of the most recognizable species, the orange and black monarch, is preparing for an epic migration, and Middlesex County can give you an up-close look at this natural phenomenon.

Every year millions of monarchs take part in this long journey. As host of a Monarch Waystation, East Jersey Old Town Village is a great location to ...

1050 River Rd Piscataway, NJ 08854

Indian Queen Tavern - East Jersey Old Town Village

1050 River Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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