How to Identify Tree Species in the Winter: A Walk Around Eagle Pond Tuesday, February 27, 10am-12pm Cotuit
Coastal Studies Sandy Neck Walk Saturday, March 31, 11am Barnstable
Join Barnstable Land Trust and Jesse Mechling from the Center for Coastal Studies on a walk along Sandy Neck in search of right whales! Take in the early spring views while you learn about the right whale, and hopefully catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures. It is recommended you dress in warm layers, and bring binoculars if you are so inclined. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.
To learn more about the Center for Coastal Studies, head to: http://coastalstudies.org/
Presentation: The Cape Cod Shoreline
Join us to listen to a presentation on the Cape Cod Shoreline from Professor Gil Newton, ecologist and author! We will learn about the ecology of the diverse shoreline that is so unique to Cape Cod. Gil’s numerous books will be available to purchase.
Spring Crocker Neck Walk
Join Professor Gil Newton, ecologist and author, on an interpretive walk through the diverse ecosystems of the 97-acre Town owned Conservation Area. Learn about salt marsh ecosystems and the flora and fauna that thrive here. Optional purchase of Gil’s guide The Ecology of a Salt Marsh: A Tour of Crocker Neck ($12) benefits BLT. Meet on Santuit Road; park at the 2nd gate (across from 92 Cotuit Cove Road).
Spring Flora & Fauna Hike Wednesday, May 23, 10 am-Noon West Barnstable
Learn How to Shellfish! Wednesday, May 23, 12:30pm Barnstable
Mudlfat Creatures of Barnstable Wednesday, June 20, 11 am-1 pm Barnstable
Harbor Nature Walk
Join Long Pasture and Barnstable Land Trust naturalists to explore the tidal flats of Barnstable Harbor. This interactive walk will focus on the various fish, birds, and invertebrates of the tidal ecosystem. As one of the larger inlets on the north side of Cape Cod, Barnstable Harbor presents a unique ecosystem that supports a diverse array of fish, birds, crustaceans and mollusks. The program will take place at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary located at 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid, MA 02637. Participants are advised to wear weather appropriate clothing. For more information, call Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-362-7475.
Mass Audubon Members: To register, or to learn more about the Long Pasture Sanctuary, got to: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/long-pasture