HCT News

Walk ‘n Wag Photos by HCT Outreach and Administrative Coordinator Halley Steinmetz

May 18, 2022

Walk ‘n Wag Photos by HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham

May 18, 2022

Walk ‘n Wag Photos by Lydia Leclair Photography

May 18, 2022

Preschool Explorers Discover the Spectacular Marsh at Coy’s Brook Woodlands

May 17, 2022

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos by Halley Steinmetz Sunshine, bright blue skies, gentle breezes, and temperatures in the high 60s welcomed the smiling HCT Preschool Explorers and their caregivers to the beautiful Coy’s Brook Woodlands this morning. It was such a spectacular day to explore one of Harwich Conservation Trust’s treasures.…

HCT Welcomes your Box Turtle Sightings!

May 16, 2022

Orange and yellow starbursts pattern their sun-dappled shells. If they have enough protected habitat, Eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina) can live up to 100 years in the wild. However, mostly due to habitat loss, the Eastern Box Turtle is listed as a species of special concern in Massachusetts.  You can make a difference for your…

Join us for Walk ‘n Wag!

May 12, 2022

Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and The Sampson Fund are pleased to bring you Walk ‘n Wag, a fun new outdoor event to celebrate our canine companions and nature! On Saturday, May 14th (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) walk your dog at HCT’s newest trail destination and enjoy music, food, and friends! Parking for Walk…

Preschool Explorers Discover Animal Signs at Sand Pond Woodlands

May 5, 2022

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos by Halley Steinmetz Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 A Cape Cod silver day greeted our curious and enthusiastic Preschool Explorers this morning. Sunshine came in the form of young, radiant smiles and pure joy at HCT’s Sand Pond Woodlands. Today’s theme was animal signs, so we spent our…

85-acre Six Ponds Great Woods Project

May 3, 2022

To donate, please click here. Let’s make a land-saving difference together! Click here to read the editorial by The Cape Cod Chronicle. 85-acre Six Ponds Great Woods Project is a Rare Opportunity Recognizing that the time to act is now before the last great natural places are lost to development, the nonprofit Harwich Conservation Trust…

Preschool Explorers Delighted by Daffodils at Sylvan Gardens

April 26, 2022

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos by Gerry Beetham Walk sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and the Friends of Sylvan Gardens Sharing the morning with our HCT Preschool Explorers at the beautiful Rolf E. Sylvan Gardens Conservation Area in Chatham was such a sweet start to the spring morning yesterday. Smiling faces,…

Preschool Explorers Discover Sylvan Gardens

April 12, 2022

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos by Gerry Beetham Walk sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and the Friends of Sylvan Gardens This morning’s gray skies and slight drizzle did not dampen the spirits of our six energetic and playful Preschool Explorers. Instead, they proved without a doubt that there are no bad…

Hikin’ for Lichens in Hawksnest State Park

April 8, 2022

The April 8th Hikin’ for Lichens walk was a great success with naturalist and guide Tom Walker. We had a curious and engaged group of walkers who asked many intriguing questions along the trail. Tom taught about the different types and species of lichens and pointed out the unique characteristics of each one we came…

Please Vote Yes on May 2nd Town Meeting Article 34

April 7, 2022

COMMUNTY PRESERVATION ACT – PHASE 2 of the NATURAL HERITAGE TRAIL BOARDWALK PROJECT  ARTICLE 34: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $75,000 from FY2021 Certified Undesignated Fund Balance to fund Phase 2 of the Natural Heritage Trail Boardwalk Project; Any funds left unspent from this Article are to be returned to the…