Watershed Butterfly Festival

August 6, 2022

Thank you members, visitors, sponsors, and performers for attending our 21st annual Watershed Butterfly Festival – an in-person celebration of family fun to share the joys and wonders of nature. We were so glad to be able to return to an in-person event.

Adults and older children learned about watersheds, tiny critters who populate our streams, the impact of human activities on our environment, and the need to protect our rivers, lakes, and streams. There were many games and educational hands-on exhibits, such as carefully touching minnows with wet hands, exploring the underwater world with microscopes, labyrinths, and more.

Proceeds from this event help sustain The Watershed Institute’s work in environmental conservation, advocacy, science, and education. The Watershed is a member-supported non-profit dedicated to protecting and restoring clean water and healthy environments in central New Jersey.

The event typically features tours of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, the Insect Zoo, and hay wagon rides on the Watershed Reserve. Enjoy music and live entertainment by the Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, the Trenton Circus Squad and Eyes of the Wild (an exotic animal rescue show). Young children will delight in being a part of the famous “Butterfly and Bug Parade” led by Lady Monarch, Ms. Allison.

Please visit us again next year!

Thank You Event Sponsors!

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