HCT currently has an extraordinary one-time opportunity to purchase 49 acres in East Harwich if we can raise $3.6 million by August 31, 2014. HCT has been negotiating this purchase for 10 years. If we raise the funds, we can preserve the largest undeveloped, unprotected landscape in the Pleasant Bay watershed to protect woods, water and wildlife. Otherwise, a 40-lot subdivision could occupy the site with groundwater flowing directly into Round Cove on Pleasant Bay. Click here to learn more.
Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Sponsored by HCT, native Cape Codder Todd Kelley led a Wildlife Tracking Workshop in late October teaching 18 participants how to interpret animal movements through the tracks they leave behind. For those that have taken this course before, Todd also offered new intermediate level tracking techniques. The group searched for clues left by wildlife such as otter, fox, coyote, deer, raccoon, muskrat, skunk and even mink. Workshop materials included tracking terminology and glossary, land mammal species checklist for Cape Cod, program outline and a comprehensive bibliography. Sign up for HCT’s e-newsletter and watch for this workshop again in the spring.