Sept. 24th: Live Owls from Near & Far

Come on down and pay at the door for today’s 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Live Owl Shows! We’re setting up for the event, so online reservations are closed, but there’s room in each program, so you can pay at the door. Please join us at the gym of the Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak…

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September 13th Bell’s Neck Birding Walk

A lively group of nature enthusiasts enjoyed a very birdy morning at Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands with naturalist Peter Trull. They saw 32 species, including four species of herons, and had nice observations of sandpipers.  Please enjoy photos of the adventure below, courtesy of HCT volunteer photographer Gerry Beetham. 

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30 August 2022 Red River Beach Birding Walk

  On Tuesday morning, August 30th, naturalist and author Peter Trull led the last Red River Beach Shorebird Walk of the season. Participants spotted 28 species while wandering the shores of Nantucket Sound, learning about bird anatomy, migration, and interbreeding. Some highlights of the trip included sightings of saltmarsh sparrows, a ruddy turnstone, and a…

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29 August 2022 Chartered Seabird Expedition

On Monday, August 29th, Naturalist Peter Trull and Captain Damon Burden welcomed six eager participants onto the Pythias charter boat for HCT’s first-ever Chartered Seabird Expedition. They saw 29 species, including close-up observations of all four shearwater species as they ventured near the boat — some even came within arm’s length! Parasitic jaegers put on a…

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Ecosystem Explorers Catch Raindrops at Muddy Creek

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of Ecosystem Explorer Caregivers August 22, 2022 HCT Ecosystem Explorers met for our last adventure of the season on Monday morning, August 22nd, at the beautiful Muddy Creek Headwaters Preserve. We gathered under a sheet of clouds ready to burst with imminent showers. Youngsters and…

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HCT’s 34th Annual Meeting

We’re glad that so many could join Harwich Conservation Trust’s 34th Annual Meeting and we missed those who couldn’t make it. It was great gathering again in person as well as enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while overlooking beautiful Pleasant Bay. We extend a huge thank you to Wequassett Resort for hosting this wonderful evening.  Honoring…

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August 23rd Red River Beach Birding Photos

Peter Trull and an eager group of birders enjoyed a stroll along Red River Beach on Tuesday morning, August 23rd, in search of shorebirds. They spotted 24 species, plus a mallard/American black duck hybrid. High individual counts of snowy egrets, great egrets, and saltmarsh sparrows made for an exciting adventure.  Please enjoy photos below courtesy…

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August 19th Bell’s Neck Birding Walk

On Friday, August 19th, participants of the Bell’s Neck Birding Walk led by naturalist Peter Trull were greeted with beautiful weather and spotted a whopping 30 bird species while exploring scenic trails with water views framed by woods and wetland. The highlights of the trip included great observations of two whimbrel, a solitary sandpiper, and…

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August 16th Red River Beach Birding Adventure

There were great observations of ruddy turnstones and sanderlings on the August 16th Red River Beach Birding Walk with Naturalist Peter Trull. Participants were able to appreciate the variety of bill lengths across sandpiper species, so that each species probes the sand at different depths while searching for prey. Three cooper’s hawks were also spotted,…

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Ecosystem Explorers Wander the D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Lands

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Outreach and Administrative Coordinator Halley Steinmetz August 15, 2022 Happiness and curiosity were abundant this Monday morning at the D. Isabel Smith Monomoy River Conservation Lands with the arrival of HCT Ecosystem Explorers and their caregivers. Temperatures were in the 70s with low…

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