2020 Walks, Talks and Other Special Events

Join us for our 2020 walks and talks programs!

Pre-registration is required. Dates and times are weather dependent and may be subject to change. To register, click here or 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.

 

Bridge Creek Conservation Area History Hike         

 Wednesday, January 29, 10 am           West Barnstable

Join Barnstable Land Trust and Jim Ellis for an informative hike through the Bridge Creek Conservation Area! Jim Ellis is a local historian and author with an in-depth knowledge of the local area. Learn about the history and ecology of this unique conservation property that was once a part of the Shaw Estate (who were the Shaws, you ask? Come find out!). This hike through through the heart of Barnstable is a great way to get outside and learn about the history of the village. Please park in the parking lot at the conservation area on Church Street in West Barnstable, or if no spaces are available in the driveway at 417 Church Street/Shaws Lane. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members. $8 for families.

 

 

Morning Nature Awareness              

Friday, January 31, 6:30-7:45am         West Barnstable

Join Barnstable Land Trust for a sunrise outdoor experience in nature awareness! Beginning and ending around a fire, the program will provide a peaceful, mindful start to your day by connecting with nature. Led by BLT Executive Director Janet Milkman, a certified mindful outdoor guide, the program involves walking, movement and sitting. Please dress appropriately (we suggest layers and a blanket) and bring a thermos with a warm drink if you like. Outdoor seats will be provided. Registration is required, and there is a limit of 10 participants. Suggested donation of $10.

 

 

Walking Wednesdays: A Loop Through Barnstable Village

Wednesday, February 5, 3pm    Barnstable

Combining the sidewalks and Cape Cod Pathways trails that course through Barnstable Village, Doug Payson will lead this Barnstable Land Trust walk of approximately 2.5 miles. A resident of Barnstable Village for more than 50 years, Doug will provide information about the ecology and history of the county seat.  Dress warmly, and meet in front of the Barnstable Superior Courthouse.  For questions the day of the event, please call Doug Payson at 508-737-7000. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.

 

Walking Wednesdays: Poetry Walk            

Wednesday, February 12, 1-2:30pm Cotuit

Join AmeriCorps Cape Cod Service Member Lourdes Abreu Torres for a poetry walk! Bring your journals and your favorite pen! Lourdes will lead you on an approximately 2.5 mile hike through the Eagle Pond Sanctuary with a poetry stop. We will be stopping to read some quick poetry examples, observe some of the scenery at Eagle Pond and get some motivation to write your own nature poem! We will also discuss potential volunteer opportunities on BLT lands as well as the Cape Cod Pathway’s. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.

 

 

Crocker Neck Ecology Walk                       

Friday, February 21, 10 am               Cotuit

Join Barnstable Land Trust and the Barnstable Adult Community Center on an interpretive walk through the diverse ecosystems of the 97-acre Town owned Conservation Area at Crocker Neck! Professor Gil Newton, ecologist and author, will teach us 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.

 

 

Morning Nature Awareness            

Friday, February 28, 6:30-7:45am         West Barnstable

Join Barnstable Land Trust for a sunrise outdoor experience in nature awareness! Beginning and ending around a fire, the program will provide a peaceful, mindful start to your day by connecting with nature. Led by BLT Executive Director Janet Milkman, a certified mindful outdoor guide, the program involves walking, movement and sitting. Please dress appropriately (we suggest layers and a blanket) and bring a thermos with a warm drink if you like. Outdoor seats will be provided. Registration is required, and there is a limit of 10 participants. Suggested donation of $10.

 

 

Guided Eagle Pond Walk                

Tuesday, March 10, 10am                 Cotuit

Join BLT’s Land Stewardship Coordinator Kelly Barber for a guided walk through Eagle Pond Sanctuary! This beautiful conservation property hosts a trove of natural wonders, from mushrooms and birds to lily pads in the spring. There is no end to discoveries if you pay attention! This walk is easy to moderate – the trails are wide and well-maintained. Rain date March 24. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.

 

 

Walking Wednesdays: Guided Crooked Cartway Walk                

Wednesday, March 18, 10am – 12pm                       West Barnstable

Join Barnstable Land Trust and Farley Lewis of the Land Acquisition Preservation Committee (LAPC) for a guided walk through Crooked Cartway! This walk is moderate as there are some hills and it will be 3-4 miles. Meet in the parking are at the end of Crooked Cartway in West Barnstable, off Race Lane. For questions the day of the event, please call Farley at (508) 737-6983. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members.

 

 

 

Morning Nature Awareness 

Friday, March 27, 6:30-7:45am         West Barnstable

Join Barnstable Land Trust for a sunrise outdoor experience in nature awareness! Beginning and ending around a fire, the program will provide a peaceful, mindful start to your day by connecting with nature. Led by BLT Executive Director Janet Milkman, a certified mindful outdoor guide, the program involves walking, movement and sitting. Please dress appropriately (we suggest layers and a blanket) and bring a thermos with a warm drink if you like. Outdoor seats will beprovided. Registration is required, and there is a limit of 10 participants. Suggested donation of $10.