Enriching the Experience of Hammonasset Beach State Park

Bauer Series

Bauer Series 2017

The Friends of Hammonasset presents the annual Bauer Series with host St. Andrew’s Church at 10:00am on the first 2 Saturdays in February at St. Andrew’s Church located at 232 Durham Rd. (Rt. 79) in Madison.  The 3rd program will be held on Saturday, Feb 18th,  at the Meigs Point Nature Center at Hammonasset Beach State Park. This popular educational series is generously sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank.  Admission is free.
Ranger Russ at Bauer Series

Feb. 4th      Live Raptor Show at 10:00am Presented by Todd Secki and Christine Cummings-Secki and staff from A Place Called Hope-a bird rescue and rehabilitation facility in Killingworth, CT.

Feb.11th     Live Reptile Show at 10:00am  Presented by Ranger Russ Miller, Director of Meigs Point Nature Center.

Feb. 18th   Nature/Archaeology Hike  at 1PM  from Meigs Point Nature Center  led by Gary Nolf and Don Rankin, representing Friends of the Office of State Archaeology and Friends of Hammonasset. Hopefully we can spot some seals sunning themselves off Meigs Point.  Archaeology exhibits will be available in the Nature Center from Noon to 3pm; folks can bring their own artifacts for interpretation.  The atlatl will be demonstrated. Folks participate at their own risk and should dress for wintry conditions. No pets allowed on the hike.

These informative and entertaining programs are suitable for folks of all ages. Light refreshments will be available following all presentations.   

The Friends of Hammonasset is a 501©3 environmental organization dedicated to providing environmental education and preserving natural resources. It operates in conjunction with Hammonasset Beach State Park, the flagship of Connecticut State Parks.

For questions call 203 245 9192.

Open House at Matteson’s Maple Manor

During the Open House Jim Matteson will demonstrate the Native American tradition of making maple syrup using a modern, stainless steel, Small Brothers evaporator.  This small batch operator will also have a variety of maple syrup grades for sale in pint, quart, half gallon containers, and 500ml fancy gift bottles with the Matteson’s Maple Manor label.   No pets please.

This is the 4th of the series of Bauer educational programs presented by Friends of Hammonasset and generously sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank.

Questions? Contact: 203-245-7514

Saturday, March 4, 2017 1:00PM to 5PM
235 Green Hill Road, Madison, CT (1/4 mile west of  Daniel Hand High School)

Cost: Free
Free parking on Warpas Road