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Butterflies fly free in Bethlehem

August 20, 2018

BETHLEHEM-Butterflies are free everyday at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden.

But on Sept. 15, you can learn the importance of the Monarch butterfly tagging efforts from State Horticulturist George McCleary. McCleary will discuss the monarch’s migration pattern, life cycle, habits and how they are tagged before they fly south.

Participants can even step into the Way Station and feed them at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden on the Bellamy Preserve. The preserve is filled with plants free of toxic chemicals. Monarchs will be released into the garden. The tagging will begin at 1 p.m. and last until 4 p.m. Should it rain tagging will take place Sept. 16.

Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children aged three to 12 years old. Those two years old and under will be admitted at no cost. For more information, call 203.266.7596 or email bellamy.ferriday@ctlandmarks.org

The Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden is located at 9 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT. It is open for tours May through October. For hours and more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org; or call (203) 266-7596.

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