February 2020 Winter Birding Walks with Peter Trull

About Your Experience: Join naturalist and author Peter Trull on a weekly Tuesday birding walk at HCT’s Cold Brook Preserve from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Choose from February 4, 11, 18, and 25. Birding enthusiasts from all experience levels are welcome. Winter birds are easier to see, often active, and it can be surprising which […] Read more »

Feb. 29, 2020: Seals and Society

Presentation by Andrea Bogomolni, Ph.D.: Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium, Chair Location: Harwich Community Center, #100 Oak Street, 02645 Day/date/time: Saturday, February 29th, 2:00 p.m. Admission: Suggested donation of $5     The relationship between seals and humans extends back thousands of years on Cape Cod and throughout the Gulf of Maine. Despite this, our […] Read more »

Feb. 8, 2020: Marine Micro-plastics–A Complex & Emerging Issue

Presentation by Mark Hahn, Ph.D.: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), Senior Scientist Location: Harwich Community Center, #100 Oak Street, 02645 Day/date/time: Saturday, February 8th, 2:00 p.m. Admission: Suggested donation of $5 Microplastics—small pieces of plastic less than a quarter inch in diameter—are the latest ocean pollutants to raise concern among scientists and the public. Reports […] Read more »

Feb. 22, 2020: Local Butterflies & Butterfly Gardening Tips

Presentation by Joe Dwelly: Massachusetts Butterfly Club & Pollard Walk Leader Location: Harwich Community Center, #100 Oak Street, 02645 Day/date/time: Saturday, February 22nd, 2:00 p.m. Admission: Suggested donation of $5 Join Joe to focus on the local diversity of butterflies that can be found in Harwich. In particular, learn about the butterflies that inhabit the […] Read more »

FULL–Bell’s Neck Walk: Dec. 12, 2019

Sorry, this walk is now full. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events. About this walk: Join Town of Harwich Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski and AmeriCorps Cape Cod member Hannah Schmidt for a walk around the Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands and the West Reservoir. Hannah and Amy will discuss the natural history and […] Read more »

Feb. 1, 2020: Listen to the Whales

Presentation by Salvatore Cerchio, Ph.D., Director of the Madagascar Omura’s Whale Project & Visiting Scientist, New England Aquarium Location: Harwich Community Center, #100 Oak Street, 02645 Day/date/time: Saturday, February 1st, 2:00 p.m. Admission: Suggested donation of $5 Whale song is full of tremendous diversity. From the barely audible throbbing of blue whales to the haunting […] Read more »

Jan. 11, 2020: Why We Preserve Wild Places & Who Lives There

Presentation by Peter Trull: Naturalist, Author, Science Teacher Location: Harwich Community Center, #100 Oak Street, 02645 Day/date/time: Saturday, January 11th, 2:00 p.m. Admission: Suggested donation of $5 As a supporter of Harwich Conservation Trust you donate funds to help preserve natural lands that protect water resources, wildlife habitats, scenic views, walking trails, and our shared […] Read more »

Jan. 4, 2020: Fishers–Biology & Behavior

Presentation by Jason E. Zimmer: District Supervisor, Southeast Wildlife District, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Location: Harwich Community Center, #100 Oak Street, 02645 Day/date/time: Saturday, January 4th, 2:00 p.m. Admission: Suggested donation of $5 The fisher (Martes pennanti) is a secretive, mostly nocturnal mammal that inhabits local habitats. Sometimes people call it a “fisher […] Read more »

HCT & AmeriCorps Build an Osprey Nest Platform

On Thursday, November 14th, the nonprofit Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and AmeriCorps Cape Cod members assembled and installed a new osprey nesting platform in the saltmarsh tucked behind Red River Beach. Two salt marsh parcels totaling 2.7 acres were donated to HCT in 2015 by Barbara and Peter Sidel. HCT’s Outreach & Stewardship Coordinator Tyler […] Read more »

Saturday, March 21st: Meet Your Local Farmers Event

Join us Saturday, March 21st (noon – 3:00 p.m.) in the gym at the Harwich Community Center You’re invited to the 11th Annual “Meet Your Local Farmers” event (free & open to the public) to kick-off the 2020 growing season, meet local farmers from around Cape Cod, and learn more about locally grown products.  Click […] Read more »