CANCELLED: March 21st, Meet Your Local Farmers Event

CANCELLED Saturday, March 21, 2020 (noon – 3:00 p.m.) in the gym at the Harwich Community Center Out of an abundance of caution to protect public health, the 11th Annual “Meet Your Local Farmers” event has been cancelled. Each year, this event is free and open to the public allowing folks to kick-off the spring […] Read more »

March 30, 2020: Coonamessett Native History Walk

Please click here to reserve for the March 30th guided history walk: From Gosnold (1602) to Aptucxet Trading Post (1627) About your experience: Co-sponsored by The Falmouth 300 Committee Land Trust and Harwich Conservation Trust, join storytellers Todd Morgan Kelley and Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks on a guided walk exploring the history of Native Americans and […] Read more »

Astronomy Stargazing Night: Jan. 22, 2020

Sorry, this event is now full.  Stay connected to HCT’s eNews for more outdoor experiences as 2020 unfolds. About this event: Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join amateur astronomer and Harwich resident, Michael Payne, for a free interpretive stargazing night from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Michael will share observation tips as well as point out planets and […] Read more »

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 »

Live Owls from Near & Far: Saturday, March 7th

Click here to reserve and join us on Saturday, March 7th at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. as Marcia and Mark Wilson return to the Harwich Community Center with their live owls to amaze us one and all! See great-horned, snowy, barred, screech, and saw-whet owls as well as the spectacled owl from South America […] 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 »