Otter Sign Walk
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Directions emailed with registration confirmation.
Leader: Andrea Higgins
Attendee Limit: 15
Age Limit: Recommended for ages 15 and up
Please join us to find evidence of otters inhabiting your local conservation lands! Guide and Naturalist Andrea Higgins will lead a hike at the Bell's Neck Conservation Lands to discover haul out areas, tracks, and other signs of this secretive mammal and other wildlife. Enjoy scenic trails and water views while exploring the West Reservoir. You are invited to bring your binoculars as Bell's Neck is also home to a variety of birds and other wildlife.
This hike will cover about 3 miles across varying terrain and some incline. Recommended for ages 15 & up.
About Your Walk Leader:
Andrea Higgins has been leading walks with HCT since fall 2021. She received a Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide Certification in 2019 and has been a Teacher Naturalist with Audubon since 2012. Andrea is CPR and Wilderness First Aid Certified. As a program leader with the Town of Barnstable since 2014, she leads Sandy Neck Junior Rangers, Hiking Adventures, and Sunset Adventures. A big fan of aquaculture, Andrea is an oyster farmer in Barnstable Harbor and Deputy Shellfish Warden and Propagation Technician with the Town of Chatham. Andrea holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain license and is currently enrolled at the American Outdoor School’s Wildlife Tracking course.
Otter photo by Bill Byrne.
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