Ocean Plastics with Sea Education Association Virtual Winter Talk

Due to the freezing weather conditions and dangerously low wind chills forecasted for this Saturday, the February 4th Winter Talk on Ocean Plastics with Sea Education Association (SEA) will now be held virtually as a zoom webinar (link to join below). Please join us for this free presentation from the comfort and warmth of your…

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A Chilly Morning Birding Walk at Bell’s Neck

21 species were spotted on this cold winter morning birding walk, with a few surprises. Participants spotted and heard a Virginia rail as it ran across a muddy tidal creek, a northern harrier flew close overhead, and there were great observations of a belted kingfisher. High numbers of waterfowl speckled the reservoir including Canada geese,…

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Jan. 17th Bell’s Neck Birding Field Class

On this beautiful blue-sky Tuesday, Peter Trull’s birding field class spotted 22 species, with nice observations of a belted kingfisher basking in the sun while another fished. Green-winged teal and greater yellowlegs mixed together in a beautiful flock and buffleheads were abundant. Please enjoy photos of the adventure below, courtesy of HCT volunteer photographer Gerry…

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Bell’s Neck Birding Field Class

19 species were spotted on Tuesday morning’s Bell’s Neck Birding Field Class with Peter Trull, including a variety of duck species, songbirds, and birds of prey. The highlight was a graceful bald eagle soaring high in the distance on broad wings, climbing into the clouds. Please enjoy photos below courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry…

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Protecting A Hidden Gem: Six Ponds Resource Management Initiative

Harwich holds many beautiful and well-known spots, and also what has long been a hidden gem. The Six Ponds Special District is the largest and most ecologically significant assemblage of undeveloped land and pond shore remaining on Cape Cod. To protect this area, Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) is launching a community-based planning effort to deepen…

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The Last Birding Walk of 2022

A great group of birders joined field naturalist Peter Trull at Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands on Thursday morning for the final birding walk of 2022. They saw 22 species and enjoyed great observations of male hooded mergansers displaying to females.  Please enjoy the photos below captured by HCT volunteer photographer Steve Furlong. 

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Preschool Explorers: Migration, Hibernation, and Adaptation

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham HCT Preschool Explorers welcomed winter on December 20th at the beautiful Sand Pond Woodlands. These 80 acres of quiet woodlands nestled between the Herring River and Sand Pond made for a beautiful setting for today’s lesson on hibernation, migration,…

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Preschool Explorers Learn about Nocturnal Animals at the Texeira Conservation Lands

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham Cold winds from the north with temperatures in the low 30s and bright beautiful blue skies greeted our HCT Preschool Explorers and their caregivers this morning at the town-owned 16-acre Texeira Conservation Lands. Bundled up in winter coats, hats,…

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Pamet Dunes and Bearberry Hill Exploration

Pamet Dunes and Bearberry Hill Hike Recap Cosponsored by HCT and Truro Conservation Trust An undaunted group of adventurers braved a mix of wind, rain, and snow on Saturday while exploring Pamet Dunes and Bearberry Hill in the Cape Cod National Seashore. They were rewarded with extraordinary views of the tempestuous surf. Along the way,…

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An Early Winter Cold Brook Birding Adventure

A great group of birders, nature-lovers, and photographers gathered at the Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve on Thursday, December 8th for a birding walk with naturalist Peter Trull. They enjoyed nice observations of yellow-rumped warblers and yellow-shafted northern flickers. A welcome surprise was spotting three dovekies flying overhead as they traveled from the bay…

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