Zartarian to lead annual butterfly walk June 16

Published on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 20:29
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HARTFORD: Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join Roy Zartarian and the Connecticut Butterfly Association on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. for his annual butterfly walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery. 

Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an American rural cemetery encompassing 270 acres on the south side of Hartford. Zartarian will lead visitors on this free walk through Cedar Hill’s ornamental foreground, which includes over 65 acres of ponds and woodlands.

With nearly 20 species of butterfly known to visit Cedar Hill, volunteers will help find and net butterflies for viewing.

Appropriate hiking shoes, long pants and bug repellent are recommended.

Cedar Hill Cemetery is located at 453 Fairfield Avenue in Hartford. Admission to the program is free. The walk begins at the far end of the entrance drive. For more information contact Beverly Lucas at or (860) 956-3311. Visit for information about future programs and events.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cedar Hill serves as a sanctuary for memorial artworks, Hartford history, welcomed wildlife, and many visitors who come to remember loved ones and tour the grounds.

Cedar Hill Cemetery is open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. Visitors interested in taking a self-guided tour of the grounds can pick up a map at the information box inside the entrance or in the Cemetery office. Cemetery tours and events are offered from May to October.

Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 20:29. Updated: Tuesday, 5 June 2018 21:18.