Astronomy Night: Sept. 9, 2018

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, amateur astronomer and Harwich resident, Michael Payne, will lead a free interpretive skywatching night on Sunday, September 9th from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Coinciding with the New Moon, Michael will give some observation tips, and point out planets and constellations of note, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Scorpius, Sagittarius and more. This […] Read more »

Wild Edible & Plant I.D. Walk: Aug. 25, 2018

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join Dave Scandurra and Marina Matos of Edible Landscapes on Saturday, August 25th (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.) to learn about the plants and wild edible varieties at HCT’s Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve in Harwich Port. Dave and Marina are experts regarding the local flora of Cape Cod. Dave’s […] Read more »

History of the Island Pond Conservation Lands

Island Pond Conservation Lands: Created Through Partnership, Patience & Persistence Story by Lee Roscoe Vision, luck, persistence, compassion, patience, flexibility, fate—just some of the elements that form the origin of the more than 80 rolling acres of forest and wetland that beckon within the Island Pond Conservation Lands. This conservation assemblage with walking trails traversing […] Read more »

FULL: Birding Workshop–May 27, 2018

FULL: Sunday, May 27th Birding for Beginners Workshop at the Bluebird Trail With lots of bird song and activity in the air, spring is a great time to practice your birding skills. Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), Todd Kelley will lead a “Birding for Beginners” workshop along HCT’s Bluebird Trail of nestboxes that host […] Read more »

June 9, 2018: Cape Cod Lavender Farm Tour

Life on the Farm Tour: Cape Cod Lavender Farm Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, tour the Cape Cod Lavender Farm in Harwich on Saturday, June 9th (10:00 to 11:00 a.m.). The farm opened in 1995 and started with two bestselling products: lavender plants and lavender soap (made locally the old fashioned way). Today, owners Cynthia […] Read more »

June 2, 2018: Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm Tour

  Life on the Farm Tour: Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, tour Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm in Dennis on Saturday, June 2nd (9:00 to 10:00 a.m.) to learn about the farm’s history, how the land is protected, blueberry bush care, wildlife sightings, and other Cape Cod farming adventures from owners Steve […] Read more »

Vote YES on Articles 55, 56 & 57: May 8th Harwich Town Meeting

On Tuesday, May 8th (7:00 p.m., Harwich Community Center gym), Town Meeting voters have a chance to vote: YES on Article 55 to preserve approx. 24 acres near Hawksnest State Park YES on Article 56 to help preserve approx. 15 acres with more than 1,000 feet of shoreline on Cornelius Pond (aka Eldridge Pond) YES […] Read more »

May 5, 2018: Walden Pond & Kettle Ponds Talk

Cornelius Pond: The World’s Second Most Important Kettle Pond Walden Pond, in Concord, MA is the most famous small lake in the world because it inspired Henry David Thoreau to write Walden.  Many of the attributes he enjoyed can also be found at Cornelius Pond in Harwich and kettle ponds across Cape Cod. On Saturday, May […] Read more »

June 16, 2018: Guided History Walk–Henry Beston & The Outermost House

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join local historian and writer Don Wilding for this journey to “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston, author of the Cape Cod literary classic, “The Outermost House.” Beston’s book, published 90 years ago, captured the essence of Cape Cod’s “Great Beach” and served as […] Read more »

April 30 and May 14 & 21: Guided History Walks

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks on one or all of these leisurely late afternoon walks. Along the way we will share many stories of insight into Native life on Cape Cod from before European contact through early settlement of “old Cape” families. Click here […] Read more »