Feb. 4th: Tracking Snowy Owls at Logan Airport

Saturday, February 4th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) Tracking Snowy Owls at Boston’s Logan Airport: Wildlife Research Takes Flight Presentation by Norman Smith, Director, Massachusetts Audubon Blue Hills Sanctuary Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) Since 1981, Norman Smith has spent countless days and nights, in every imaginable weather condition observing, capturing, banding, […] Read more »

Feb. 11th: Life of the River Otter

Saturday, February 11th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) The Life of the North American River Otter Presentation by Liz Baldwin, Assistant Director, BiodiversityWorks Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) In 2011, Liz and her colleague Luanne Johnson founded BiodiversityWorks (www.biodiversityworksmv.org) to focus on wildlife research and monitoring in the region and to mentor […] Read more »

Feb. 25th: Eco-Restoration in Harwich Port

Saturday, February 25th, 2:00 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00 pp) Eco-Restoration: Transforming Retired Bogs Presentation by Eric Ford, Restoration Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Ecological Restoration Location: Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St.) Alongside its partners, the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, HCT […] Read more »

5th Annual Wildlands Music & Art Stroll

• Saturday, September 9th (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) 5th Annual Wildlands Music & Art Stroll Park at Monomoy Regional High School Please join us on Saturday, September 9th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. for HCT’s 5th annual ‘Wildlands Music & Art Stroll’.  We are excited to host this unique community event once again!  Event admission is […] Read more »

New AmeriCorps Member Partners with HCT & Town

HCT’s latest AmeriCorps member, Gerhard (pronounced ‘Garrett’) Jansen, is 22 years old and hails from Arlington, Virginia.  He graduated in May 2016 from the College of William and Mary with a degree in the sociology of religion.  Given his love of working outdoors, community service, and desire to explore new places, he thought AmeriCorps Cape […] Read more »

2017: HCT Events

HCT’s January & February Winter Talks are held at the Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St., Harwich, MA 02645) in the multi-purpose room. The “Eyes on Owls” Live Owl event on March 4th with up to seven different species and the “Meet Your Local Farmers” event on March 25th with more than 40 exhibitors are both held in the Community […] Read more »

Homes for Habitat: The Shinkwins’ Gift of Holly Knoll

Story by Susanna Graham-Pye Passersby who pause to notice the knoll, know there must be a story woven among the grove of holly trees and their shiny green leaves.  Atop a slight rise off Long Road, these evergreens stand like sentinels, spiny and strong, glistening in the early morning sunlight. The trees are old, and […] Read more »

New Bell’s Neck Trail Loop

Story by Bill Galvin, The Cape Cod Chronicle The Bell’s Neck ring was completed on Friday with a chainsaw-cutting ceremony which removed a wooden barrier along the Cape Cod Rail Trail, creating a passage way to the former Hall property and connecting the loop of public trails around the West Reservoir. The Bell’s Neck Conservation […] Read more »

Turkey Talk Walk: Nov. 19, 2016

On Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m., join walk leader Irwin Schorr for a 1-1/2 to 2 hour seasonal ramble through Hawksnest State Park.  Commentary will touch on natural history and some pre-Thanksgiving turkey talk at the site of the old Walker Turkey Farm. This walk is free, but please pre-register by emailing events@harwichconservationtrust.org. Directions: From Route 6, […] Read more »

(FULL) Mushroom Walk: Oct. 23, 2016

Join walk leader Wesley Price for a walk and talk about mushrooms on Sunday October 23rd from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The walk will begin with a brief 15 minute talk on the ecological significance of the watershed, followed by a leisurely hour long mycologically (mushroom) focused walk/talk. Mr. Price studied biology as an undergraduate and […] Read more »