Cattus Island Park offers nature programs

  • Weekend nature programs are offered by the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation at Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Blvd., Toms River. The following programs are offered Saturday and Sunday during September, October and November with the exception of Sept. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3 and 9:
  • “Bird Feeding Station,” 10:30-11 a.m. – the public can join a naturalist at the bird feeding station in the exhibit room to view hungry migrant and resident birds.

    “Reptile Roll Call,” 11-11:30 a.m. – an up-close look at live turtles and snakes.

    “Turtle Feeding,” 1:30-2 p.m. – watch a naturalist and youth volunteers feed and care for a variety of turtles.

    “Animal in Disguise,” 3-3:45 p.m. – a naturalist will explore how native snakes, turtles and fish use camouflage to survive.

    Nature walks are conducted at 2 p.m. Each month has a specific topic. September is “Saltmarsh Month.”

    The programs are free and do not require registration. Details: (732) 270-6960.