May 14th Foss Woods Birding Field Class

Provincetown Conservation Trust’s Foss Woods was buzzing with bird activity on Tuesday morning during Peter Trull’s Birding Field Class. Nine species of warblers, plus a variety of vireos and flycatchers, and a stunning scarlet tanager were all highlights of this adventure. A total of 33 species were spotted while strolling the beautiful woodland trails.  Please…

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April 16th Birding Adventure

Birders enjoyed clear, sunny skies and warm temperatures while touring Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands this morning with naturalist Peter Trull during a Birding Field Class. The highlights of the day included spotting a tiny blue-gray gnatcatcher, plus ospreys, egrets, and waterfowl.  Please enjoy the photos below of this morning’s adventure, captured by HCT volunteer photographer…

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Save the Date: May 6th Harwich Town Meeting

Save the date of Monday, May 6th for Harwich Town Meeting starting at 7 p.m. in the Community Center Gym (100 Oak Street). Please vote YES on Articles 23, 26, 31, 32, and 33 to preserve natural land, protect water quality, create affordable housing, and finish the Cold Brook trailhead, scenic overlook, and parking area…

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Preschool Explorers Enjoy a Misty Morning Mole March

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of Halley Steinmetz Wednesday morning was the rain date for our HCT Preschool Explorer Adventure. Kiddos arrived ready for exploration, greeting each other with tokens of leaves and rocks, with sweet smiles stretching from cheek to cheek. We gathered at the trailhead of the 16-acre…

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Cold Brook Eco-Restoration Update

Ecological restoration is underway at HCT’s Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve. These photos by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) volunteer photographer Gerry Beetham show how stream flow is naturalized after deteriorating culverts throughout the 66-acre Preserve are removed, which will improve Cold Brook health and fish passage. When the wetlands were converted into commercial cranberry…

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Preschool Explorers Celebrate Spring at the Lee Baldwin Memorial Woodlands

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham Preschool Explorers and their caregivers gathered for the first day of Spring at the Lee Baldwin Memorial Woodlands under the bluest of skies. Bundled up in cozy gear we gathered at the start of the boardwalk leading towards the…

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Preschool Explorers sing out Konk-A-Ree at Muddy Creek Headwaters

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham Abundant sunshine, bright blue skies, and temperatures in the 40s greeted Explorers and their families this morning as we gathered on the benches overlooking the wildflower field at Muddy Creek Headwaters Preserve. While soaking up the sunshine, we admired…

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World Wildlife Day Tracking Adventure

Reflections courtesy of Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of Gary Carreiro and Andrea Higgins A wonderful and curious group gathered on World Wildlife Day for a wildlife tracking adventure at Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands. It was an absolutely amazing day of discovery. Together we found turtle egg nests, coyote scat and tracks, otter slides and scat,…

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Annual Sale: Harwich Gold Compost

The Garden Club of Harwich is now accepting orders for its annual Harwich Gold compost sale. Available in 40-pound bags ($10) or 1-gallon jugs of liquid compost “tea” ($8), add this organic, nutrient dense compost to your garden and watch your plants grow! This annual sale funds the Club’s many garden projects throughout Harwich including public garden…

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