Date: 9/26/18 1:53 pm
From: Vince Capp <00000326c7e06828-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] New (to me) spot in Colonial Park, Franklin Township, Somerset Co. of local interest

That little patch was one of my secret weapons when I lived up there.
Let me say that it is- as you suspected, a very good sparrow patch in
season, for certain. Small in size, yes- but always interesting.


Vince Capp

Bayonet Point, FL

On 9/26/2018 2:30 PM, Susan Treesh wrote:
> Maybe lots of people know this spot already, but I just wandered into
> a new to me area of Colonial Park in Franklin Township while birding
> this morning.  The area is immediately south of the Rose Garden. An
> inconspicuous bridge leads across the Spooky Brook Spillway and opens
> into a maze of mowed paths around and through a very young succession
> forest area and high meadows.  It is bordered by fairly mature
> woodlands and the D&R Canal.  I don't know how regularly these paths
> are maintained, but today they were quite freshly mowed and provided
> easy access.  It's possible they are used as bridle paths (and the
> park ranger told me that people illegally run their dogs there).
> At any rate, this is a happily undeveloped corner of the park, and
> gave me my FOS palm warbler.  I would think this area would be good in
> late fall and in winter.
> Parking is at Parking Lot A.
> Susan Treesh
> Somerset
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