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Nature Notes: East Brunswick Butterfly Park

east brunswick butterfly park
It was a beautiful fall day last week when we visited the East Brunswick Butterfly Park. It is off Ryder’s Lane; one can park at the neighboring Oak Tree Park that has a lovely playground for children.

red bush
We didn’t see a lot of butterflies, but the autumn foliage was enough to keep our interest.

yellow and red
Yellows and reds are dominant in the landscape at this time of year.

Milkweed! With an aphid. My husband said, look at that bug, and I was proud to be able to identify the milkweed aphid.

yellow flower
Wish I knew the name of this pretty yellow wild flower.

butterfly bush
The last two purple blossoms of the year stood out on this butterfly bush.

Sedum turns to such a lovely muted shade of red in autumn.

woods next to butterfly park
The path in the butterfly park swings off to a path into the woods. However, one is never far from a busy road or highway when going on hikes in New Jersey. One can hear and see traffic of Ryders Lane.

in the woods
Can you guess which animal kept our interest for a while in the woods? Can you see him?

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Daniel Saunders says

Can you guess which animal kept our interest for a while in the woods

Looks a bit like a squirrel, but it also looks stripey (or is that the undergrowth?). Or is it something we don't even have in the UK? A chipmunk?

Leora says

I'm going to be quiet in case someone else wants to guess. Hope you are doing well, Daniel.

Dhaval Jani says

Chipmunk! hehe... Lovely pics and thanks for sharing another local place:)

Leora says

I do try to find good local places that I haven't yet featured.

Carver says

The autumn foliage is so beautiful and I love the way sedum looks in the fall.

EG Wow says

It took me a while to focus on the chipmunk. It's very well hidden. :)

Leora says

And it took me a while to get even this shot of the chipmunk. It wanted to remain hidden.

therapydoc says

Who doesn't love a good butterfly park? Just the thought of it, so good. Thanks for the great pictures.

Ilana-Davita says

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos; autumn foliage is always lovely year after year.

Caron says

Oh, the purple is such a nice surprise!

Jew Wishes says

These photos are beautiful, filled with lovely tones, and delicate blossoms.

Vicki says

It took a while to spot the chipmunk. How lucky you are to have a butterfly park!

Michelle says

What a beautiful area and so much color. You reminded me that I have some sedum and should go check on it... LOVE that you found an insect on the milkweed. It is a lot of fun to be able to look at something and know what it is.....Thanks for posting to Nature Notes Leora...


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