Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Take a hike, meet a reptile, all in Madison

The Friends of Hammonasset has scheduled the annual Bauer Series at 10 a.m. on the first 3 Saturdays in February at St. Andrew’s Church, 232 Durham Road (Rt. 79) in Madison.
The fourth program, on Feb. 23 at 11 .a.m., is a guided hike beginning at the Meigs Point Nature Center at Hammonasset Beach State Park.
The series is sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank.
‰Feb. 2: Live bird show, presented by Todd Secki and Christine Cummings Secki from A Place Called Hope, a bird rescue and rehabilitation facility in Killingworth.
‰Feb. 9: Live Reptiles and Amphibians show, presented by Kim Hargrave, educational director at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. There will be lots of live animals!
‰Feb.16: Exotic and Tropical Pets show presented by Russ Miller, director of Meigs Point Nature Center.
‰Feb. 23: Geology/Native American Land Use Hike, 11 a.m., starting at Meigs Point Nature Center, led by Gary Nolf and Don Rankin, representing Friends of the Office of State Archaeology. Geological features of the Park will be discussed. Archaeology exhibits will be available and 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.
Light refreshments will be available following all presentations.
For information, call 203-245-9192.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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