Horseshoe Crab Walk

Educational Walk Family-friendly Nature Walk

Sat. Jun 1

06:00 pm


08:00 pm

1.5 miles

Open Event

Horseshoe crabs come ashore to breed during May and June high tides. As citizen scientists for Project Limulus we will count, measure and tag the crabs as part of a long-term study of horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) population ecology. Learn about this living fossil’s important role in coastal ecology, and the valuable component of their blue blood that benefits human health. Be prepared to walk a mile along a rocky beach, and wade knee deep into the water. Sturdy waterproof footwear is recommended.

Event Leader(s)

Julie Ainsworth

(203) 435-2925


Rain Date

June 2, 2024

Organization Partners

Meeting Location Details

168 Circle Beach Road in Madison (this location is on the Madison/Guilford border so GPS may show either town}.

Park at CT DEEP’s East River Boat Launch. Walk back down the boat launch entrance road, turn right and walk to the end of Circle Beach Road and onto the beach. We will meet on the beach at 6:00 p.m.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

No Dogs Permitted