Sunday, July 29, 2012

Butterfly Festival at the Watershed Reserve

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association will hold the 12th annual Butterfly Festival on Saturday, August 11, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Watershed Reserve.

The festival is an event the entire family can enjoy. There will be naturalist-guided tours of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, nature hikes, hayrides, live entertainment, children's activities, and a variety of demonstrations and exhibits about the environment. Food from local vendors will be available.

There will be a Butterfly Costume & Hat Parade, open to both children and adults. To participate, you must sign up at the festival's information booth between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm. The parade will begin at the main stage at 12:45 pm. The festival will also feature a new event, a Clothesline Art Gallery. Artwork should be submitted by August 3.

Admission is $10 per person or $25 per carload. Purchase tickets here in advance for a discount. Parking is provided across from the Watershed Association courtesy of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Shuttles will be provided from the parking area to the festival; no pedestrian travel is permitted between the parking garage and the Watershed Reserve. No pets allowed. Click here for more information.

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is located at 31 Titus Mill Road in Pennington. Click here for directions.