We are lucky to have Pat Sutton, renowned naturalist and author as our speaker. At 10:00am Pat will give a presentation and book signing entitled "How to Spot a Butterfly".
Pat Sutton, with over 30 years of experience as a professional naturalist and author will present a program relating her fascination with butterflies and convey the excitement of searching for, studying, enjoying and attracting these winged jewels - just as she and her husband have in their book by the same title (Houghton Mifflin, 1999). She will uncover mysteries about their life cycle, relationships to the plant world, odd behaviors, survival in a world filled with hungry predators, the spectacular migration of some species, and the restricted ranges of others. Field identification can often be enabled by understanding all these aspects of a butterfly's annual life cycle. She will share some of their butterfly watching adventures on their home turf of Cape May and throughout southern
At 12:00pm Pat will lead a paid walk at five local butterfly gardens. The gardens range from a tiny raised bed to a butterfly meadow. What these gardens all have in common is that they attract lots of butterflies. The fee for this walk is $10 per person and the number of participants will be limited. Contact Marilyn at 856-935-2384 or email Patterson606@aol.com to sign up.
The following activities will occur throughout the day.
Butterfly and wildlife plant sale.
Visit the artwork display including Butterfly Photos and Alloway Kindergarten Butterfly Drawings
Visit the Alloway Township Green Team Booth to test your recycling IQ
Noon 'til 3:00pm there will be face painting for children.
10:00am-3:00pm - Have your photo taken as a butterfly!
11:15am-noon - Monarch Butterfly Tagging. Once the Monarchs are tagged you can help release them!
Free Tropical Milkweed seeds and butterfly coloring pages. Free drawing for a nature basket.