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Horseshoe Crab Walk

  • 16 Jun 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Circle Beach/Grass Island, Guilford, CT

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You are invited to join SENEME for this annual spring phenomenon:     

Horseshoe Crab Walk        

Saturday, June 16, 2018

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Circle Beach/Grass Island, Guilford, CT

Free for SENEME Members, Families & Friends!

Horseshoe crabs come ashore to lay their eggs in May and June.  Join environmental educator Julie Ainsworth to observe this natural phenomenon and learn more about these "living fossils" and their importance to the local ecosystem.  We will be counting, measuring and tagging horseshoe crabs as part of the Project Limulus research program.  Be prepared to walk over rocks and get your feet wet as we search for crabs.  Severe weather postpones to June 17th.  Please RSVP to Donna Dione at donnadione@comcast.net, if you are interested in attending so we can have an approximate head count, or contact her if you need more information.

Directions: 

From I-95 Northbound, take exit 59.  Turn right, then left onto Route 1 (Boston Post Rd).  Travel about 2 miles, then turn right onto Neck Road in Madison. 

From I-95 Southbound, take exit 60.  Turn left onto Mungertown Road.  At the end of the road, turn left onto Route 1 (Boston Post Road), then take the next right onto Neck Road.

Follow Neck Road as it turns into Ridgewood Avenue and then Circle Beach Road.  Before reaching the end of the road, turn right at the brown boat launch sign and park in the East River Boat Launch parking lot.  Walk to the end of the boat launch road, then turn right and continue onto the beach.


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