November 26th Barrier Beach Walk: Doane Rock

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation, naturalist Andrea Higgins led a wonderful walk on a blustery day at Doane Rock in the Cape Cod National Seashore. The barrier beach absorbed the wind and wave energy, creating a delightful experience on the marsh trail despite the turbulent air and sea.

Wildlife sightings included gulls, northern gannets, and seals. Tracks and scat of deer, cottontail rabbits, a fox, and coyote were discovered along the way as well. Horseshoe crab molts decorated the beach, inspiring a quick lesson on these incredible living fossils. 

Participants admired marsh plants, glacial erratics, dunes, brilliant blue skies, incredible clouds, and the immense beauty of Cape Cod on this inspiring trek along the seashore. 

Please enjoy photos of the adventure below, captured by HCT volunteer photographer Gerry Beetham.