2018 Walks & Talks

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BLT’s Walks & Talks program is in full swing! Events run from early spring through the fall. Check back often because we’ll keep adding more explorations of our spectacular natural environment.

 

 

Watery Wonders of Eagle Pond       Wednesday, July 25 10am – 12pm       Cotuit

Join Barnstable Land Trust and Barnstable Clean Water Coalition for a walk and watery exploration at Eagle Pond. Learn how to perform water quality tests, and discover what creatures live and lurk in the pond! Meet at the Putnam Ave. entrance to Eagle Pond, in the parking lot. Walking shoes and sunscreen are suggested. Free, donations appreciated. To register, click here.

Butterfly Walk                                     Friday, July 27, 10-11 am                     Cotuit

Search for butterflies in the grasses of Bell Farm! Join the Massachusetts Butterfly Club’s Joe Dwell on a guided walk in search of the small, native butterflies that contribute to the biodiversity of our beautiful landscape, as well as the plants that attract them. Free for BLT members; $5 for non-members. To register, click here.

Sandy Neck Summer Flora & Fauna Hike            Wednesday, August 15, 10 am-Noon              West Barnstable

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. 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. To register, click here.

Birding Presentation                           Thursday, August 16, 3:30-4:30pm                  Barnstable

Search for the signs and sounds of the season! Join Wild Care’s Executive Director for an informative program about the breeding habits of some of our beloved backyard wildlife. Learn “what to do if” you find orphaned birds and mammals, and tips for co-existing with our wild neighbors. Then join Stephanie the following morning on a guided walk in search of active nests, signs of courtship, identification of avian breeding songs 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. Gain a new perspective on the natural history and behaviors of wildlife with this special presentation and walk. Register for more information. Free, donations appreciated. To register, click here.

Birding Walk                                       Friday, August 17, 8-10 am                 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 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. Gain a new perspective on the natural history and behaviors of wildlife with this special presentation and walk. Limited to 12 attendees; free for BLT members; $5 for non-members. To register, click here.

Quahog Festival                      Sunday, August 29, 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. Click here for more information.

 

We hope to see you out on the trail!


BLT’s 2017-2018 Walks & Talks program was supported in part by grants from:

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Special thanks to the Environmental Trust for Cape Cod of The Cape Cod Foundation