2017 Walks & Talks

img_1386Pre-registration is required. Dates and times are weather dependent and may be subject to change. To register, email events@BLT.org or call the office at 508-771-2585. Walks are gauged for all ages and abilities and are free to BLT members. New events are being added so be sure to check back often!


Cotuit Craft Festival – Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20, 10 am-4 pm, Cotuit
BLT will have a table at the Cotuit Craft Fest this weekend, August 19 & 20! We’ll be there from 10 am-4 pm both days, selling books, hats, aprons and BLT memberships. Stop by and say hello! The Cotuit Craft Festival is held at the Cotuit Village Green and the Cotuit Federated Church, located at 40 School Street in Cotuit.

Mudflat Creatures of Barnstable Harbor Nature Walk – Tuesday, August 22, 5:30-7 pm, Barnstable
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. Join Long Pasture and Barnstable Land Trust naturalists to explore this environment at low tide and learn why marshes are so important for human and natural communities. BLT & Mass Audubon members: $7 adult, $5 child; non-members: $9 adult, $7 child. Click here for information and to register.

Marstons Mills Historical Walk – Saturday, August 26, 9:30-10:30 am, Marstons Mills
Join us on a casual 1-mile walk led by Daniel Haslam, Vice President of Walkabout International. Find out about Mr. Marston and his mills. View the herring run and learn about the river herrings’ strenuous journey. Discover the remains of a 1950s hydro-electric plant…and more! This walk is free. Click here for more information and to register.

8th Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival – Saturday, September 9, 10 am-3 pm, Cummaquid
Join Barnstable Land Trust and the other members of the Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative at the 8th Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival! The festival is held at Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable. Free to the general public, the Festival showcases local environmental groups dedicated to Cape Cod wildlife and habitats. There will be live animal presentations, door prizes, local authors, live music, delicious food, and more!

Eagle Pond Birding Walk – Tuesday, September 12, 10-11:30 am, Cotuit
Fall is the best time to see migratory birds in flight. Led by Long Pasture naturalist and expert birder Chris Walz and historian Daniel Haslam III, check out the birds of Eagle Pond and learn about the history of the area. The 152-acre Eagle Pond Sanctuary is a unique habitat, which includes the kettle hole pond for which the Sanctuary is named, a mature pine forest encircling the pond, 3 saucer ponds (including a vernal pool), meadows at Ropes Field, historic Bell Farm, and a rare Atlantic White Cedar swamp. Eagle Pond Sanctuary is undoubtedly the most popular privately held conservation area in the Town of Barnstable. Click here for information and to register.

Sandy Neck Fall Migration Hike – Saturday, September 23, 9 am-Noon, 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 Sandy Neck Gatehouse. Free.

Fall Crocker Neck Walk – Saturday, October 7, 10 am-Noon, 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.

Alternative Gift Market – Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, Barnstable
Barnstable Land Trust will be participating in the 6th Annual Alternative Gift Market at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable this November! Find unique gifts for family and friends as the holiday season approaches, from memberships and experiences, to handmade candles and more! More information to come.

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