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Butterfly Gardening at Trailside, June 20

Union County NJ Monarch USDA with borderMOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce a special program on  butterfly gardening for  adults, ages 18 and older, at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

The butterfly gardening program will be offered on Saturday, June 20th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  The fee for this program is $10 for Union County residents and $12 for out-of-county participants.

Butterflies are beautiful and their lifestyles are amazing.  Find out which butterflies are most common in this area and learn how you can attract them to your backyard.

Take a brief tour of our butterfly garden and meadow habitat and return to the Visitor Center to learn more about these incredible lepidopterans. Wear comfortable shoes.

“Learn ways to attract these beautiful creatures to your home and enjoy their graceful presence,” notes Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.

For additional information about this lecture or other adult programs and upcoming events at Trailside, call 908- 789-3670 or visit

Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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