Enjoy a Bird’s Eye View of Bell’s Neck & Herring River

HCT thanks William J. Collins of Punkhorn Productions for sharing this inspiring footage of sparkling water surrounded by the marsh and forest of Bell’s Neck. Back in 1966, the visionary voters at Town Meeting purchased and preserved this masterpiece of woodland and wetland nestled alongside the Herring River as well as the West & East Reservoirs. […] Read more »

Free, Guided Eco-Restoration Walks

Ecological Restoration of Retired Cranberry Bogs in the Commonwealth The Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) has embarked on the Cold Brook Eco-Restoration Project, which will transform a retired cranberry bog site at the Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve in Harwich Port into a high-quality, self-sustaining wetland and stream system.  The project is one of several being conducted […] Read more »

Native Nightlife Walks under the Full Moon

Guided Walks in the Cape Cod National Seashore Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation (Eastham’s local land trust), join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Native American Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks on one of three walks exploring the cultural and natural nightlife of Cape Cod. Learn about the lifeways of the First People […] Read more »

Free Guided Walks: Spring/Summer 2017

Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Botany Walk at Cold Brook Nature Preserve Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join environmental reporter Rich Eldred for a walk through HCT’s Cold Brook Nature Preserve. Through the prism of botany learn the different plant species at this interesting site. This walk is free, but please register […] Read more »

Free, Guided Walk: Botany at Cold Brook Preserve

Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Botany Walk at Cold Brook Nature Preserve Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join environmental reporter Rich Eldred for a walk through HCT’s Cold Brook Nature Preserve. Through the prism of botany learn the different plant species at this interesting site. This walk is free, but please register […] Read more »

Free, Guided Walk: Botany at Sand Pond Woodlands

Saturday, May 20th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Botany Walk at Sand Pond Woodlands Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join environmental reporter Rich Eldred for a botany walk through Sand Pond Woodlands with views of the scenic Herring River as spring unfolds. Watch for delicate spring ephemeral woodland wildflowers like starflower that bloom this time […] Read more »

Free, Guided Walk: Bells Neck Conservation Lands

Wednesday, June 7th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Join the Cane Gang at Bells Neck Conservation Lands Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join Eve Martin on a short, leisurely, slower-paced walk (approx. one mile) to enjoy the sights and sounds of late spring in the Bells Neck Conservation Lands. This walk is free, but please […] Read more »

Free, Guided Walk: Botany at Coy’s Brook Woodlands

Saturday, June 10th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Botany Walk at Coy’s Brook Woodlands Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join environmental reporter Rich Eldred for a botany walk through woodlands and along wetlands at HCT’s Coy’s Brook Woodlands offering wide open marsh views. This walk is free, but please register in advance by emailing events@harwichconservationtrust.org […] Read more »

Free, Guided Walk: Shorebirds

Wednesday, June 28th, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Shorebird Walk Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join Town of Harwich Assistant Conservation Agent Nicki Smith to learn about nesting shorebirds (piping plovers and terns), their nesting habits, life cycle, and why these are important species. In addition to the plovers and terns, watch for other birds […] Read more »

Free, Guided Walk: Birds & Butterflies

Friday, July 28th, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Birds & Butterflies of Thompson’s Field Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), join Town of Harwich Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski on a walk to learn about the natural history, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators of town-owned Thompson’s Field.  This walk is free, but please register in advance by […] Read more »