Cold Brook Ecological Restoration Update

We hope you are enjoying the windblown leaves swirling on local trails, clear star lit skies, and fresh fall air. Here’s an update on the Cold Brook Ecological Restoration Project in Harwich Port and an opportunity to support eco-restoration for our neighbor to the north further below. Project partners have been meeting weekly since September…

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HCT Preschool Explorers learn about the Awesome Opossum at the Lee Baldwin Memorial Woodlands

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Andrea Petitto HCT’s Preschool Explorers gathered today at the Lee Baldwin Memorial Woodlands. This sanctuary was the perfect place to learn, play, explore, create, and connect on this beautiful November morning for our weekly wander. Starting down the boardwalk towards the…

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Preschool Explorers Celebrate Autumn at Coy’s Brook Woodlands

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham Curious Explorers and their caregivers gathered at the stunning and colorful 30-acre Coy’s Brook Woodlands for our adventure and exploration this morning. Preschoolers gently greeted each other with sweet smiles and tender offerings of rocks and colorful leaves as…

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HCT Welcomes AmeriCorps Member Daniel Ecsedy

Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) welcomes Year 25 AmeriCorps Cape Cod Member Daniel Ecsedy.  Daniel and 18 other AmeriCorps Cape Cod (ACC) members are living on Cape for a year of service focusing on land management, environmental education, volunteer engagement, and disaster preparedness efforts across Barnstable County.  ACC members serve 2-3 days per week on group service…

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Harwich Cranberry History Walk Photos

  HCT volunteer Gerry Beetham led three Harwich Cranberry History Walks this week at Sand Pond Woodlands to explore the history of the cranberry industry, its roots in Harwich, and to watch an active Cape Cod cranberry harvest. Gathering at the trailhead on Great Western Road, the excursions began with a discussion of how the…

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Preschool Explorers Pretend to be Raccoons Roaming at Sand Pond Woodlands

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham What a spectacular autumn Tuesday we had for Preschool Explorers with brilliant blue skies and abundant sunshine. Meeting at the trailhead of HCT’s 50-acre Sand Pond Woodlands, I shared our plans for the day, and we set off on…

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Crows, Cranberries, and Curiosity: Preschool Explorers Have Fun at Hinckleys Pond-Herring River Headwaters Preserve

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham Hinckleys Pond-Herring River Headwaters Preserve was the host of Preschool Explorers on this beautiful morning with bright white and silver billowing clouds decorating the sky. Preschoolers emerged from their vehicles in bright rain jackets and rain boots with smiles…

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Owls Up Close

Folks had a wonderful time seeing Owls Up Close with Marcia & Mark Wilson, who are naturalist educators that landed with their amazing owls at the Community Center last Saturday. Each owl has a history of a permanent disability or as an orphan, which would prevent release back into the wild. The Wilsons have special…

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Roly-Polies and Rain Drops: Preschool Explorers Play at Cornelius Pond Woodlands

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham HCT Preschool Explorers and their caregivers joined me for our adventure this morning at the 15-acre Cornelius Pond Woodlands. After discussing our plans for the day, we set off on the trail together to discover the beauty and wonder…

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