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Kittatinny Valley State Park Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden
Click to view a large picture of the Butterfly Garden
Click to view a large picture of the Butterfly Garden

Bursting with vibrant colors, Kittatinny Valley State Park is home to an award winning Butterfly and Hummingbird garden.

Named as a recipient of the Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension of Sussex County - State Award for Excellence, the garden offers an opportunity for nature study, photography and quiet reflection.

During the planning of the garden, volunteers and staff proposed to turn an abandoned plot behind the Visitor Center, into an established area built to breed and develop butterflies and hummingbirds. Their goal was to create and maintain a special habitat that these beautiful insects would naturally feel drawn to live.

Click to view a large picture of the Butterfly Garden
Click to view a large picture of the Butterfly Garden at winter

Native perennials, such as milkweed, asters and bee balm were selected to provide a range of food and nectar sources for the caterpillar and adult stages of our native butterflies, as well as ruby-throated hummingbirds.

With this unique garden, visitors will have the opportunity to become more aware of the importance of preserving one's habitat.

Open from sunrise to sunset, the garden is located behind the park's Visitor Center, one mile north of Route 206, off Goodale Road in Andover Township, NJ.

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