HOWELL, NJ —  Let the baby watch begin!  Naturalists from the Monmouth County Park System are excited to announce that on January 11, they observed the beginning of incubation behavior in the bald eagle’s nest at the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell. Once again the site’s pair is the earliest known to lay eggs in the state. Over the next five weeks, both parents will take turns incubating.  Visitors to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell, can view the activity remotely on a TV screen.  Best of all, Park System Naturalists will be on hand to answer questions about the eagles and their nest. The Environmental Center is open daily from 10am-4:30pm, free of charge.

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PICTURED – Bald Eagle at the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell.

To learn more about the Park System, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call (732) 842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.