Fall is a spectacular time of year to visit Malabar Farm State Park, and today's Greater Mohican Audubon bird walk was especially scenic.
Our crew walked this lovely pasture in search of grassland birds, and we were not disappointed. Not only did we find Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlarks, Pipit and Horned Larks, we spent some time admiring the old oak standing silent sentinel .
Bogie and Becall were not the only movie stars to be seen around Malabar. This tree is also very famous! It is the oak tree featured in the movie the Shawshank Redemption, and a special note was hidden in the rock wall at the base of the tree. The rock wall is mostly gone now, some suggest it was sold on E-Bay, others say it was only built for the movie. Either way, the site is now protected by a fence, and the dignity of this magnificent tree should be protected as well.