The Butterfly Festival is our largest annual educational event. It is an enlightening day focusing on the importance of maintaining the delicate balance between humans and the natural world. This family-oriented day has grown to be a major regional event, attracting more than 3,000 visitors. This year’s festival includes a lot of new games and activities for the whole family. Prepare for an obstacle course, hay rides, nature walks and the popular Butterfly and Bug Parade. Tour exhibits, the famed insect zoo, and the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House. Kick back in the beer garden with refreshments by Riverhorse Brewing Co., and Jersey Cider Works. Cool off in the misting tent or grab some Kona Ice while you watch a blacksmith demonstration. Drop in for a quick book reading and get a glimpse of some critters. The Watershed Reserve will be jam-packed with alpacas, kittens, hissing cockroaches, and the world’s most photogenic turtles. Don’t miss out on the games, crafts, and tons of artwork from local vendors throughout the festival. The day will feature new and exciting ways in which the Watershed is fulfilling its mission to protect the environment and clean water. We invite you to join us in modeling ways to participate in the process of keeping our earth green and provide examples of planet-friendly choices to help support greener-living.