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.

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Seaweed Wonders of Cape Cod       Wednesday, August 22, 5:00pm       Dowses Beach, Osterville

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.

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.

Cape Cod Wildlife Festival       Saturday, September 7, 10 am – 3pm       Long Pasture, Cummaquid

Join Barnstable Land Trust and celebrate Cape Cod wildlife and habitats at this fun, family-friendly festival! Hosted by Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative, there’s music, food trucks, and activities for kids of all ages! Free admission.

Sandy Neck Fall Migration Hike            Wednesday, September 18, 9 am-Noon               Sandy Neck, West Barnstable

Sandy Neck is a popular stopover for many migratory species on their way south along the East Coast. Forested areas along the trails are a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees packed with high-energy food. Many traveling birds linger on Sandy Neck shores, delaying their flights south for as long as possible, tending to concentrate near their favorite food source before continuing on. Join us for a migration hike as we welcome fall and the migratory birds that are leaving, returning, or just passing through. Meet at the gatehouse. Free, donations appreciated.

Fall Crocker Neck Walk                   Saturday, October 5, 10 am-Noon               Crocker Neck, Cotuit

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). Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.