Bauer Series

The Friends of Hammonasset presents the annual Bauer Series each February.  Most programs are held  at the Meigs Point Nature Center at Hammonasset Beach State Park.  Some are off site in local venues. Admission is free.

Saturday, February 1, 2020    Live Raptor Show at Meigs Point Nature Center –  10:00am Presented by Todd Secki and Christine Cummings from A Place Called Hope-a bird rescue and rehabilitation facility in Killingworth, CT.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 Long Island Sound Creatures with Ranger Russ at Meigs Point Nature Center –  10:00am Have you ever wondered why lobsters turn red? Why crabs don’t all have the same number of legs or how see stars eat? Find out these things and more as Ranger Russ explores the creatures of Long Island Sound.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 Porcupines in Connecticut with Gerri Griswold  at Meigs Point Nature Center – 10:00am Learn about porcupines in Connecticut with CT DEEP Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Gerri Griswold. She will address the natural history of one of Connecticut’s most fascinating species and the world’s third largest rodent!

Saturday, February 22, 2020  Possums with Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue  at Meigs Point Nature Center – 10:00am  Come meet Pamela and William Lefferts, licensed wildlife rehabilitators. They will also bring  Lavendar and Rudy, 2 non releasable Opossums that will be visiting from Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue in Woodstock Ct. Learn all about these important marsupials, the “ecological clean up crew that eat grubs, carion and thousands of ticks.

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.

Maple Sugaring Open House

Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:00 to 4:00pm
235 Green Hill Road, Madison, CT (1/4 mile west of  Daniel Hand High School)

Cost: Free
Free parking on Warpas Road

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