Join the Monmouth County Audubon Society for a late summer butterfly and bird walk at Tatum Park in Middletown. The event will take place on Sunday, Saturday 15, starting at 10:00 am.
Tatum Park has 366 acres of rolling hills, open fields and bird-filled woods, as well as two Activity Centers, a playground and miles of scenic trails, for area residents to enjoy. The park is named for the Tatum family, who donated 73 acres of property to the county in 1973. Walkers, runners, bicyclists and equestrians can watch the colors change each season on winding paths through stands of tulip trees, and red and chestnut oaks. Or, enjoy the quiet landscape on trails through beautiful fields and meadows. Our group will concentrate on the meadows, where we hope to see migrating Monarch butterflies along with many other butterfly species. Bird migration will be well underway at this time, also, and birds that may be seen include sparrows, warblers, songbirds and raptors.
Anyone interested in participating in the event can meet at 10:00 am in the main parking area off Holland Road.