CRANFORD, NJ - Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy as we welcome Rick Mikula, “The Butterfly Guy,” as he presents his program, “Fun With Bugs!” on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 AM at the Cranford Community Center.   Butterfly Rick will be covering the amazing insects that live in our parks and gardens.  He will show everyone how to find, raise and appreciate bugs using household items.  Rick will be showcasing LIVE butterflies and will demonstrate just how easy it is to care for them.   This wonderful program is free and is open to insect lovers of all ages!

For over 35 years, Rick Mikula has been engaging audiences with his humorous way of looking at butterflies.  He is currently President of Butterfly Rescue International and serves as consultant to both the Association for Butterflies and The International Butterfly Breeders Association.  Rick is also the pioneer and inventor of releasing butterflies at weddings and funerals and has helped to make it a global phenomenon.  He wrote the award-winning, “The Family Butterfly Book.” And he has designed several live butterfly exhibits including the Hershey Butterfly House, the exhibit at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland and at DollyWood.  To learn more about Rick Mikula please visit his website,

The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  This program is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy and brought to you by a grant from Merck.  Please register for this event on the Hanson Park Conservancy’s website, or on our Facebook page.