Plans for BLT’s Walks & Talks program for the 2018 season are under way and we’re finalizing the what, when and where! Events begin late March and will run through the fall. Check back soon for this year’s roster of unique explorations of Barnstable’s natural environment!
Here is a sampling of what we’ve got planned:
How to Identify Tree Species in the Winter: Tuesday, February 27, 10am-12pm Cotuit
A Walk Around Eagle Pond
Join Land Stewardship Coordinator Will Holden and Americorp Volunteer Dylan Davids on an exploratory hike around Eagle Pond, in collaboration with the APCC. Learn how to identify different tree species in winter, without the lush foliage to help! For more information and to register, go to blt.org. Free, donations appreciated.
Presentation: The Cape Cod Shoreline Wednesday, April 18, 3:30-5 pm Osterville
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. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members. For more information and to register, click here.
Spring Crocker Neck Walk Saturday, May 12, 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. For more information and to register, click here.
Learn How to Shellfish! Wednesday, May 23, 12:30pm Barnstable
Join Barnstable Land Trust and the Town of Barnstable’s Natural Resources Department for a family-firnedly class on shellfishing! Bring the kids along to learn about what it takes to clam, when to do it, and why. It is suggested you dress in clothing to wade in the water, and bring water, a hat and sunscreen. Meet at the end of Rendezvous Lane in Barnstable Village. No permit required for those attending the class. Free, donations appreciated. For more information and to register, click here.
Spring Flora Wednesday, May 23, 10 am-Noon West Barnstable
& 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 Sandy Neck Park Manager Nina Coleman. 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. For more information and to register, click here.
We hope to see you out on the trail!
BLT’s 2017 Walks & Talks program was supported in part by grants from:
Special thanks to the Environmental Trust for Cape Cod of The Cape Cod Foundation