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 »

Tour de Trash

Interested volunteers should sign up using the link below to join us on Saturday, April 29th for the 3rd Annual Tour de Trash! The Harwich Conservation Trust, the Town Conservation Department, AmeriCorps Cape Cod and other volunteers, are leading volunteers to fan out across Harwich to pick up trash for a thorough spring cleaning! Interested […] Read more »

Spring Thaw: Native American History Walk Series

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, Brewster Conservation Trust, and Yarmouth Conservation Trust, join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks for a fascinating series of interpretive walks exploring the history of Cape Cod from the First People and early European settlers to the nature of Cape Cod today. This is an […] Read more »

April 1st: Vernal Pool Adventure

The Thursday vernal pool visit is full, but there’s still room for the Saturday, April 1st adventure at the link further below. Immerse yourself in the wild by joining a vernal pool adventure to learn about the nocturnal natural history of these intriguing habitats with their curious creatures. Join Cape Cod’s expert field naturalist and […] Read more »

Watch & then join us March 4th for our Live Owl Event!

  Join us on Saturday, March 4th at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m or 3:00 p.m. as Marcia and Mark Wilson return to the Harwich Community Center with their live owls to amaze us once again!   See great-horned, snowy, barred, screech, and saw-whet owls as well as the spectacled owl from South America and the Eurasian […] Read more »

Winter Odyssey at Sand Pond Woodlands

Click on the three minute video above (and turn on your sound) to enjoy an inspiring winter odyssey. Infused with echoes of an Ansel Adams adventure on Cape Cod, Mark Zelinski and his daughter Willa share these beautiful images of snowy woods & water at Sand Pond Woodlands. This scenic walking trail was created thanks […] Read more »

Eco-Restoration at Cold Brook

The nonprofit Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration have selected Inter-Fluve, Inc., an engineering firm based in Cambridge specializing in river and wetland restoration, to complete the ecological restoration design and begin the permitting process for HCT’s Cold Brook Eco-Restoration Project in Harwich Port. The goal of this project is the […] Read more »

Jan. 14th: History of Cape Cod National Seashore

Saturday, January 14th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) History of the Cape Cod National Seashore: 55 Years and Counting for a Cape Cod Treasure Presentation by Bill Burke, Park Historian, Cape Cod National Seashore Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) In the 1950s, Cape Codders were split over the proposal to carve a National Seashore […] Read more »