The tourists are mostly gone, but this time of year the Jersey Shore welcomes another crowd: our fine feathered friends.
Everywhere you look in what veteran birders consider to be the premier North American flyway, there are migrating bird species -- besides the ubiquitous squawking geese. The monarch butterflies put on a pretty good show, too.
To get into the high-flying spirit, one of the best things to do is to head to the Nature Center of Cape May, at 1600 Delaware Ave. in Cape May, for one of its seasonal programs.
The center has a full calendar of salt marsh safaris, magnificent migration events, and kayak eco-tours over the next three months. Special bird seed sales, plant swaps and children’s programs round out the offerings.