Experience the “Butterfly Tent Safari” at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a tent.
The display will be set up through Sat., July 30. Hours are Mon. to Fri., noon to 3 p.m.; and Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A $2 per person admission is suggested.
Proceeds will go to the Essex County Parks Foundation
and be used to support future educational programs.
“The Butterfly Tent Safari at the Essex County Environmental Center is an interactive display of live native butterflies for families to observe and enjoy,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. “Spend your time in the tent feeding the butterflies or simply marveling at their beauty and delicate nature. Listen to a story, make butterfly crafts, or just take some time to witness the magnificence of nature at our Environmental Center.”
In addition to the public viewing times, the Environmental Center is offering butterfly-themed family programs that include access to the butterfly tent on Sat., July 30, at noon. Appropriate for adults and children ages eight and older. “Butterfly Gardening Workshop” will be led by Essex County Rutgers Master Gardener Jean Greeley, who will talk about the basics of creating a butterfly garden.
Cost of the family program is $8 per child and $10 per adult. Pre-registration is required. Participation in these programs also includes time in the butterfly tent.
For information about the Butterfly Tent Safari, call the Essex County Environmental Center at 973-228-8776.