2019 Walks, Talks and Other Special Events

Join us for our 2019 walks and talks programs!

Pre-registration is required. Dates and times are weather dependent and may be subject to change. To register, contact admin@BLT.org or call the office at 508-771-2585. Walks are gauged for all ages and abilities and are free to BLT members unless otherwise noted.

Follow this link to register, unless otherwise shown.

Talking Ticks with Larry at Eagle Pond         Saturday, June 29, 10am               Cotuit

Join Barnstable Land Trust and Larry Dapsis, entomologist for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension on a talk about Lyme Disease prevention. Lyme Disease is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis.  In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens for several other serious diseases. This program will present a three point protection: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard and Protect your Pet. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.

 

Seaweed Wonders of Cape Cod       Tuesday, July 2, 5:30pm       West Barnstable

Join Barnstable Land Trust and Gil Newton to learn about the amazing seaweeds we have right here on the Cape! We’ll get to touch fresh seaweeds collected from the area, and learn about all the ways they can be used (not just for building mermaids from sand at the beach!). We will also learn how to press and preserve seaweeds. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members. $8 for families.

 

Wildlife Wonders Journal Program      

Thursdays, July 11, August 8, 9-11am          Cotuit

Search for the signs and sounds of the season! Join Wild Care’s Executive Director on a guided walk in search of active nests, signs of courtship, identification of avian breeding songs, animal tracks and more. Stephanie has worked closely with wildlife for many years through her critical wildlife rehabilitation work, giving her an intimate look into the secret lives of animals. We will talk about animals commonly seen on BLT properties, and we will make a wildlife sightings journal – so bring a little notepad and pencil to start your own! We will reconvene in July and August to compare notes and see what is new and different at Bell Farm. This program is created with children and families in mind, though all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by adult. Register for more information. Limited to 15 attendees; free for BLT members; $5 for non-members, $8 for families.

This walk is sponsored by Bridge Creek Capital Management

  

Annual Meeting                                 Thursday, July 18, 5pm                                 Osterville

Members are invited to Barnstable Land Trust’s annual meeting to learn about our work and elect Directors. Enjoy a drink and light refreshments with us at the Wianno Club, take in the view and learn about Barnstable Land Trust’s project, plans and accomplishments.

 

 

 

Monarch Madness: Introduction                 Saturday, July 20, 10am                     Osterville

Join Barnstable Land Trust and the Monarch Project of Cape Cod for a five-week program on Monarch butterflies! This week will include a presentation to introduce children and their accompanying adult to the life and world of these stunning creatures. Suitable for children ages 7-12, older children welcome. For more information and to register, go to www.blt.org. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members (includes adult and 1 child).

Monarch Madness: Enclosure Building!    Saturday, July 27, 10am                     Osterville

Join Barnstable Land Trust and the Monarch Project of Cape Cod for a five-week program on Monarch butterflies! This week we will build enclosures to keep Monarch caterpillar or eggs safe, well fed and happy as they grow and become full-fledged butterflies. Suitable for children ages 7-12, older children welcome. For more information and to register, go to www.blt.org. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.

Which Bugs Can I Eat?!                   Thursday, August 1, 11am                 West Barnstable

Join Barnstable Land Trust and Larry Dapsis, entomologist for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension on a talk about edible bugs! Learn about the many other cultures that consume insects, the dietary benefits, and even taste some if you feel the urge! Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members. $8 for families.

 

Monarch Madness: Field Trip!                    Saturday, August 3, 10am                 TBD

Join Barnstable Land Trust and the Monarch Project of Cape Cod for a four-week program on Monarch butterflies! This week we will take a field trip to observe Monarch butterflies in their natural habitat. Suitable for children ages 7-12, older children welcome. For more information and to register, go to www.blt.org. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.

 

Wildlife Wonders Journal Program                   Thursday, August 8, 9-11am                  Cotuit

Search for the signs and sounds of the season! Join Wild Care’s Executive Director on a guided walk in search of active nests, signs of courtship, identification of avian breeding songs, animal tracks and more. Stephanie has worked closely with wildlife for many years through her critical wildlife rehabilitation work, giving her an intimate look into the secret lives of animals. We will talk about animals commonly seen on BLT properties, and we will make a wildlife sitings journal – so bring a little notepad and pencil to start your own! We will reconvene in July and August to compare notes and see what is new and different at Bell Farm. This program is created with children and families in mind, though all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by adult. Register for more information. Limited to 15 attendees; free for BLT members; $5 for non-members, $8 for families.

This walk is sponsored by Bridge Creek Capital Management

Nature Art Explorations                   Friday, August 9, 10:30-11:30am       West Barnstable

The natural world is rich with gorgeous art-making materials. During this hour-long workshop families will collect materials to create works of art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and Mary Bauermeister. Foster a love for nature, creative play, and expand the potential for art making! This one hour workshop is ideal for elementary age families, but younger and older siblings are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, go to www.blt.org. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members (incudes one adult and one child).

 

Monarch Madness:                           Saturday, August 10, 10am                West Barnstable

Care and Feeding of Monarchs at Home

Join Barnstable Land Trust and the Monarch Project of Cape Cod for a four-week program on Monarch butterflies! This week we will meet to create mini pollinator gardens, and learn what Monarch butterflies need to eat and thrive throughout their life cycle. Suitable for children ages 7-12, older children welcome. For more information and to register, go to www.blt.org. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.

 

Sandy Neck Summer            Wednesday, August 14, 10 am-Noon           West Barnstable

Flora & Fauna Hike

Hike 1.5 miles through Sandy Neck’s Great Marsh and sand dunes to explore barrier beach flora and fauna with BLT and a Sandy Neck Park staff member. You’ll learn about ongoing efforts to protect and restore these and other sensitive natural communities. Wear sturdy hiking boots to walk over sand and uneven terrain. Meet at the gatehouse. Free, donations appreciated.

This walk is sponsored by John-Lawrence Funeral Home

Nature Trail Treasure Mapping      Friday, August 16, 9:30-11:30am       West Barnstable

Calling all Nature Lovers to join in this map making adventure. Participants will learn some map making basics before going on a hike of Barnstable Land Trust trails. On the hike, we will note some natural treasures we find and make our own maps to use again and again. This two-hour workshop is ideal for elementary age families, but younger and older siblings are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, go to www.blt.org. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members (incudes one adult and one child).

Monarch Madness: Feed and Flourish!          Saturday, August 17, 10am                        Osterville

Join Barnstable Land Trust and the Monarch Project of Cape Cod for a five-week program on Monarch butterflies! This week we will meet to create mini pollinator gardens, and learn what Monarch butterflies need to eat and thrive throughout their life cycle. Suitable for children ages 7-12, older children welcome. For more information and to register, go to www.blt.org. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.

Cotuit Craft Festival              Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, 10 am-4pm    Cotuit

Join Barnstable Land Trust and a number of other fantastic organizations and vendors at the Cotuit Craft Festival! Visit https://craftfestcotuit.com/ for more information.

Nature Art Explorations                   Friday, August 23, 10:30-11:30am     West Barnstable

The natural world is rich with gorgeous art-making materials. During this hour-long workshop families will collect materials to create works of art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and Mary Bauermeister. Foster a love for nature, creative play, and expand the potential for art making! This one hour workshop is ideal for elementary age families, but younger and older siblings are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, go to www.blt.org. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members (incudes one adult and one child).

Nature Trail treasure Mapping       Saturday, August 24, 9:30-11:30am  West Barnstable

Calling all Nature Lovers to join in this map making adventure. Participants will learn some map making basics before going on a hike of Barnstable Land Trust trails. On the hike, we will note some natural treasures we find and make our own maps to use again and again. This two-hour workshop is ideal for elementary age families, but younger and older siblings are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, go to www.blt.org. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members (incudes one adult and one child).

Quahog Festival                    Sunday, August 25, 12-6pm              Hyannis Village Green

Come see Barnstable Land Trust at the 2018 Quahog Festival! There will be food, live music, children’s activities, and much more at this wonderful local event.