Janet Dimattia

Janet_DiMattia-phoHO_HCT19_05222013_optDescribe your volunteer activities at HCT:
Spring launches the HCT Nestbox program designed to monitor, maintainand gather information in three fields in Harwich. As a member of the team, we collect data from March through July, for local information and to send to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to add to their database.

How long have you volunteered?
I have been a member of the monitoring team, formed with the help of the Cape Cod Bird Club, since its inception about 8 years ago. Through my photographic efforts I have been able to take pictures of many of the birds to share with HCT.

What do you like most about it, memorable moments?
It is an absolute delight to observe firsthand the young birds from egg to feather development to fledging. As an amateur bird photographer it is a challenge and satisfying experience to capture images of the birds in flight as they go about their activities.

What’s special about Harwich?
Harwich has a wealth of diverse natural spaces set aside for the enjoyment of all. One can walk, bird, explore, photograph, take children or grandchildren to experience the wonders of nature.

What else do you like to do for fun or other activities or volunteering?
Additional volunteering activities include trail and desk duties at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary. After relocating to the Cape, I have continued as a hike leader for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and presently am Co-Chair of AMC’s Cape Hikes committee