HCT News

Preschool Explorers Enjoy Fall Colors at Coy’s Brook Woodlands

October 25, 2022

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham What a gift to be in the presence of childhood curiosity and surrounded by the autumnal beauty of the Coy’s Brook Woodlands on Tuesday morning. We were enveloped in dense fog, high humidity, and temperatures reaching 70 degrees. HCT Preschool…

Mayo Beach Hike

October 22, 2022

What a beautiful day it was for the Mayo Beach Hike led by Mark McGrath and sponsored by Wellfleet Conservation Trust and HCT. Bright blue skies and sunshine greeted eager walk participants as they embarked on a trek from the Great Island parking area to Wellfleet Harbor. Along the way, they learned about local history…

Preschool Explorers Enjoy a Wonder Wander at Sand Pond Woodlands

October 11, 2022

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham October 11, 2022 Brilliant blue skies and temperatures in the mid-60s greeted the HCT Preschool Explorers and their caregivers this morning at the Sand Ponds Woodlands. This beautiful autumn day was made even sweeter by the bright, curious, and…

Pamet Dunes and Bearberry Hill Hike Photos

October 9, 2022

Ten enthusiastic participants enjoyed roaming the Pamet Dunes and Bearberry Hill with Naturalist Andrea Higgins on October 9th. Please enjoy the captivating photos below captured by HCT volunteer photographer Gerry Beetham.

October 7th Bell’s Neck Birding Adventure

October 7, 2022

On Friday, October 7th, participants of Peter Trull’s birding walk spotted 34 species at Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands, and they enjoyed clear observations of sharp-shinned hawks and a merlin falcon. Please enjoy the photos of the walk below, courtesy of HCT volunteer photographer Gerry Beetham.

Preschool Explorers Romp About the Pleasant Bay Woodlands

October 4, 2022

Reflections by Naturalist & Walk Leader Andrea Higgins Photos courtesy of HCT Volunteer Photographer Gerry Beetham October 4, 2022 Oh happiness! On Tuesday, October 4th, the HCT Preschool Explorers reunited for continued learning, fun, and exploration! We had lots of wind, silver skies, and a forecast that claimed rain, yet between the hours of 9-10:30…

Wequassett Volunteers Remove Invasive Species at Pleasant Bay Woodlands

September 28, 2022

On Wednesday, September 28th, volunteers from the Wequassett Resort joined HCT’s Director of Land Stewardship Connor O’Brien in the field to help remove invasive plant species. The energetic group of fourteen gathered at Pleasant Bay Woodlands and began the morning with a tour of the 49-acre property to learn about the land which was preserved…

Sept. 24th: Live Owls from Near & Far

September 24, 2022

Folks had a hoot at the Live Owls from Near and Far shows on Saturday, September 24th.  Each show began with a wonderful slideshow sharing Mark and Marcia’s exciting adventures as they traveled across the country photographing all 19 owl species found in North America for their award-winning book, Owling: Enter the Mysterious World of the…

September 13th Bell’s Neck Birding Walk

September 13, 2022

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. 

30 August 2022 Red River Beach Birding Walk

August 30, 2022

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 flock…

29 August 2022 Chartered Seabird Expedition

August 29, 2022

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…

August 23rd Red River Beach Birding Photos

August 24, 2022

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…