The May 2010 schedule of programs and events at Halibut Point State Park begins on Saturday, May 1st at 10:00am with the park’s Quarry Tour. Meeting at the Visitors Center and running every Saturday thru the end of October, this popular Halibut Point standard program features the showing of a ten minute video, a granite-splitting demonstration, a tour of the former Babson Farm Quarry and an introduction into the history of building with natural stone in America.
On Sunday, May 2nd at 12:00pm and on every Sunday thru May Halibut Point is offering The Military History of Halibut Point. This program, taking place inside the Visitors Center, features a visit to the park’s new military history display, details about its two-centuries long military history and a climb to the top of the park’s five-story World War Two artillery fire control tower.
In May there will be four trips down to the shore for some intertidal exploration. The Tidepools program, meeting at the Visitors Center, will be offered on Sunday, May 9 @ 2pm; Friday, May 21 @ 2pm; Sunday, May 30 @ 9am and Monday, May 31 @ 10:00am.
On Sunday, May 16th at 8:00am Halibut Point is presenting Birding for Beginners with Peter Van Demark. This two-hour stroll along park paths and along the rocky shore meets in the parking lot. Note: The May Birding for Beginners program usually takes place at the peak of the wrabler migration!
Halibut Point’s May special programs begin on Sunday, May 16th at 2:00pm with The Secret Life of the Eastern Coyote. Co-sponsored by the DCR and Friends of Halibut Point State Park, join Jon Way of Eastern Coyote Research and author of Suburban Howls who will present unique insights into these misunderstood, fascinating and highly successful predators. This program meets inside the Visitors Center and like every program and event at Halibut Point State Park is FREE. For more on Eastern Coyote Research, visit: www.easterncoyoteresearch.com.
Essex County Amphibians will be at Halibut Point on Saturday, May, 22 at 12:00pm. Join Richard Wolniewicsz and live frogs, toads, salamanders and more! Preceded at 9:00am by a volunteer coastal clean-up, both sponsored by The Friends of Halibut Point State Park. To get involved, go to: www.halibutpointfriends.org.
Sunday, May 23rd at 3:00pm will feature Halibut Point’s first 2010 Sunday Sounds concert with the classic hits unplugged of long-time park favorites Livin’ on Luck. Future 2010 Summer Sounds concerts will feature musical acts such as Alek Razdan and rock legend Willie Alexander. For a flyer of Halibut Point’s May 2010 programs and events you can download and/or print out for yourself, just click here.