2021 Walks and Talks

BCT 2021 Event Calendar
A variety of walks, talks & activities for all ages

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To REGISTER for one of our events CLICK HERE
or call 508-694-6720

Virtual via Zoom

Wednesday, March 10 at 4 pm
“Why We Contribute To Protect our Precious Habitats”
with Naturalist and Author, Peter Trull
Peter Trull has studied, researched, and taught about wildlife on Cape Cod for over thirty years. He has written five books on various subjects, including Eastern coyotes, humpback whales, and local birds.  Join Peter as he talks about the many important reasons why we work so hard to protect our open spaces. (Spoiler alert, it’s not just for us humans.)

Saturday, March 13 at 10 am
Virtual Talk
“Lichens: Beauty in the Background”
with US Forestry Biologist,  Tom Walker
Did you know that there are approximately 20,000 different species of lichen? The Ancient Egyptians used lichen to fill body cavities in mummies! Today, scientists use lichen as a bioindicator when checking the health of our environment. Here on the Cape, Lichens are everywhere, and are often overlooked as part of our landscape’s background.  Join naturalist Tom Walker as we explore what a lichen is, where they live, how they function, and how to recognize the many different kinds on Cape Cod.

Thursday, March 25 at 5 pm
Virtual Talk
“Coastal Erosion on Cape Cod: What We Can Do”
with Coastal Processes Specialist, Woods Hole Sea Grant, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Greg Berman
Rising seas have played a huge role in the creation and shaping of the Massachusetts shoreline over many millennia. This session will cover historic shoreline changes due to glacial activity, and the time scales involved, as well as describing how beaches are formed and how they respond to the forces of sea level rise, tides and storm events. After a brief discussion of what the shoreline might look like in years to come and steps we can take now to preserve beaches, Greg Berman will discuss recent trends in erosion management and how local and state efforts are being managed in order to make the region more resilient.

Thursday, April 15 at 4 pm
Virtual Talk
“Self Expression Through Imagery”
Steven Koppel
Steven believes in the power of self-expression through imagery, independent of an individual’s artistic training or background. During this session, he will discuss imagery as a form of self-expression, both from the perspective of a passionate photographer and from the view of individuals who are self-proclaimed “non-artists.” He will share examples of my own imagery conveying feelings and experiences during specific moments on the beaches and tidal flats of Cape Cod. Steven’s talk will emphasize not only technique, but also the overall photographic experience. He specializes in creative approaches for expressing movement of water, and these will be explored extensively.
Steven will also present images created by individuals using Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI) on mobile devices to convey thoughts and feelings in ways not possible through words alone. Many of these individuals face challenges including mental illness, cancer, and addiction, and he will share the moving stories they tell through digital imagery. He will also demonstrate how the images are created.
Steve’s TEDx Talk on EDI can be viewed HERE
For more on Steven’s photography and non-profit work go to his website HERE

Wednesday, April 28 at 7 pm
“Nibbling on Natives in Your Back Yard and Beyond”
with Foraging Edible Plant Expert, Russ Cohen
There’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers and others to utilize more native species in their landscaping, thanks to books like Doug Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home, which extol the virtues of native plants over exotic ornamentals for attracting and sustaining beneficial insects.  Yet, for some people, this alone may insufficient motivation to “go native”.  ).  Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a 60-minute slide show featuring at least two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for adding to your own landscape, or nibbling on as you encounter them in other locales.  Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation method(s), along with guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.

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or call 508-694-6720



Edible Plants with Russ Cohen

Special Walk with Mark Robinson
Saturday, April 3 at 10 am
More info to follow


Join us for “Wednesday Walks” 
Informal, safe, small group walks.
Lead by local naturalists.

*limited space due to social distancing*
*masks required*


Wednesday, April 7 at 9 am
Eagles Point Trail


Wednesday, April 14 at 9 am
Eddy Sisters Trail


Wednesday, April 21 at 9 am
No Bottom Pond Trail
with BCT AmeriCorps member, Mary Doucette
Wednesday, April 28 at 9 am
Baker’s Pond Trail
with BCT Land Stewardship Coordinator, Jon Bruce


Wednesday, July 7 at 5 pm
Wing Island Trail
Foraging for Edible Plants with Russ Cohen

To REGISTER for one of our walks CLICK HERE
or call 508-694-6720


Beas Bees-StoryWalk

StoryWalk® is an opportunity to share a book with your children (or grandchildren) as you wander from page to page down a nature trail.
Celebrate the joy of reading and the great outdoors!
Salamander Sky, by Katy Farber
Vernal Pool
Dr. Seuss – The Lorax
Eddy Bay Trail
Bea’s Bees by Katherine Pryor
Eddy Sister Meadow
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Eddy Sisters Trail

To REGISTER for one of our events CLICK HERE
or call 508-694-6720

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