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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Upper Schuylkill Valley Park Announces Butterfly Celebration

 butterfly at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

ROYERSFORD, PA – The public is invited to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to Noon celebrate a beautiful little insect, the butterfly!

This annual program includes information on tagging, feeding, and raising butterflies. There will be hands-on activities for the kids and much more. If the weather allows, we will release the tagged monarchs at the end of the program so they can begin their migration south.

This program is for all ages. There is a $4.00 per person suggested donation. This event is weather permitting since all activities will be held outdoors.

For a full list of upcoming events, click here.

The Schuylkill River in Upper Providence Township forms a natural backdrop to this educational display of wild animals and raptors indigenous to Pennsylvania. In one visit to the park’s Wildlife Center you can see foxes, wolves, rabbits, a bald eagle, a bobcat, a variety of owls, hawks, turkeys and an assortment of farm animals. A seasonal butterfly garden will delight all ages, while a permanent exhibit entitled The Schuylkill Wilds features creatures found in and around the Schuylkill River. Turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and a possum are on view throughout this indoor space.

Picnicking and fishing are popular along the river, and a carry-in boat ramp allows easy access for non-motorized boats. An accessible fishing pier allows everyone to enjoy this lovely location.

Fun events for the family, especially young children, happen throughout the year. Group tours and field trips are welcomed, but prior arrangements are needed. Call the office to schedule your group trip. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Because outside animals are disturbing to our wildlife, please leave your pet at home when you visit the park. Service animals are, of course, welcome.

Upper Schuylkill Valley Park is located on Rt. 113 in Royersford, PA, directly across from Parkhouse (Montgomery County Geriatric Center).

For more information, call (610) 948-5170, e-mail, visit our website at Follow the park on Facebook at

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco,

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