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Guilford Conservation Commission -  2011 Events
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Guilford’s Night Sky
Saturday, August 27, 2011, 6 to 9 PM, Rain or Shine
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Presented by Guilford Conservation Commission and The Dudley Farm Museum
Where: The Dudley Farm Museum
Free, but registration is required—space is limited.
Call 203–457–0770 or email to register.
The first 25 individuals or families to register get a free bat box in honor of the United Nations’ International Year of The Bat.
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Have you ever wondered why stars sparkle, how owls hunt at night, if fish sleep?
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Have you ever participated in a moth catch and release event? Have you ever wondered if coyotes sing only at the full moon?
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Join us for this family friendly event and find out the answers to these questions. Learn about nocturnal mammals and birds, the importance of appropriate lighting levels at night, the night sky and more! Activities for all ages and abilities. In the event of inclement weather all activities will be indoors in the Munger Barn.
Parents of special needs children should contact Dudley Farm Museum for information regarding access and accomodations.
The Guilford Conservation Commission was established by ordinance adopted by Special Town Meeting February 26, 1963.  Membership increased by ordinance adopted by Special Town Meeting September 17, 1963.  Alternates established by ordinance adopted by Board of Selectmen February 15, 1984. The Conservation Commission is charged with the development, conservation, supervision and regulation of natural resources, including water resources, within the territorial limits of Guilford.
The Dudley Farm was built in 1844 by Erastus Dudley, a prosperous North Guilford farmer, gristmill and tannery owner. Today, the house, barns and surrounding ten picturesque acres occupy a portion of the land farmed by the Dudley family for almost 300 years. The last family member, David Dudley, gave the farm to the North Guilford Volunteer Fire Company upon his death in 1991. Lamenting the disappearance of farm life in the face of the rapid development of the late 20th century, the Volunteer Fire Company decided to establish a farm museum to preserve the region's agricultural heritage. Thus was born the Dudley Foundation, a nonprofit, member supported organization that maintains, through the work of volunteers, the Dudley Farm as a late 19th century farm museum. The restored farm house, barns and grounds allow visitors to experience life as it once was.
Tours of the farm house introduce visitors to life in the year 1900 through its rooms and furnishings while stories of the home’s inhabitants and the lifestyle of the time bring the past alive. The barns and out buildings, with displays of tools and farm equipment, and animals representative of the period, give a unique glimpse into life and work on a family farm. The grounds of the Dudley Farm include period flower and herb gardens, a farm garden, cropland, meadows and woods which all evoke a gentle sense of the past.
The Dudley Farm Museum is located on the northeast corner of Routes 77 and 80 at 2351 Durham Road.
From The North/ Hartford
I -91 South to Exit 22 South (left exit) onto Rt 9 South towards Middletown/Old Saybrook. Take exit 13 for Rt 17 South towards New Haven. At traffic light at end of exit bear left onto Rt 17. Stay on Rt 17 South through town of Durham. Bear left onto Rt 77 South. Continue 8.3 miles on Rt 77. The Dudley Farm Museum is on the left just before intersection of Rt 77 & Rt 80.
From Rhode Island / New London
I-95 South to Exit 58 in Guilford. At end of exit ramp turn right onto Rt 77. *
From NY/ New Haven
I-95 North to exit 58 in Guilford. At end of exit ramp turn left onto Rt 77. *
*Continue north on Rt 77 for 4.5 miles to intersection of Rt 77 & Rt 80. Continue straight on Rt 77 through the intersection. The Dudley Farm Museum is on the right just north of the intersection of Rt 77 and Rt 80.
Contact The Dudley Farm Museum
2351 Durham Rd
Guilford, CT 06437

Images and descriptions on this page are used by permission of  the Guilford Conservation Commission and The Dudley Farm Museum, and are protected under United States Copyright Laws. For information, contact the Guilford Conservation Commission and The Dudley Farm Museum.

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