WALKS and TALKS
Spring 2024 Programs
January 1, 1:00 pm
First Day Hike
Calf Field Pond Trail
Punkhorn Parklands, Brewster, MA
Tuesday, Feb. 27
Postcards from Your Plants
A Lecture by C.L. Fornari
Nauset Middle School, 70 MA Rt. 28, Orleans
What if you could get postcards from Mother Nature, the Green Man, and plants themselves, giving you pithy information about how to be a better garden maker and plant lover? Author and creative gardening expert C.L. Fornari guides us to look at human involvement with gardens and indoor plants from nature's point of view, using the natural world as our first "search engine."
Join us and our co-sponsors, Orleans Conservation Trust and Brewster Garden Club, for a lecture by one of Cape Cod's best known gardeners, C.L. Fornari. Although C.L. is an accomplished speaker and lecturer, she has never before delivered this talk on the Cape!
About Our Programs
Like much of BCT's programming, many of our Walks & Talks are free to the public. That's because we believe all people share a stake in and deserve access to the natural world.
Yet we also charge for some of our programs to help defray the larger costs of maintaining our properties, to compensate the field professionals sharing their expertise, and to grow and expand our mission to increase the number of acres and water sources we protect.
So, as you enjoy BCT's educational talks, recreational walks, and various other programming, we hope you'll find them well worth the fee we charge.
Fall 2023 Programs
Land Stewardship Director Katie Spengler led a hike along an unnamed trail at the Hay Conservation Center, pointing out advances in land stewardship and resource management.
Respected naturalist Peter Trull led a walk at Crosby Landing to explore habits and habitats of birds both local and migrating.
Community members joined BCT staff, trustees, and volunteers in viewing and discussing our 40-year history as told in A Seed Planted: The Story of Brewster Conservation Trust.
Spring 2023 Programs
On April 26, Hal Minis led a Walk & Talk along one of Calf Field Pond's many trails, a joint project with the Brewster Ladies Library.
Land Stewardship Director Jon Bruce led a Walk & Talk on April 28 at Eddy Sisters in which he focused on the importance of early spring pollinators.
Seagulls at Stony Brook Mill look for opportunity during this spring's herring run. Abigail Archer from Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Marine Program joined us for a Walk and Talk on April 26 explaining herring migration.
Russ Norton from Barnstable County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners gathered participants together for his talk on spring pruning on March 9.
Master Gardener Fran Raleigh delivered a talk on March 23 at Brewster Ladies Library on gardening for pollinators and birds.
NOTICE TO WALK PARTICIPANTS: As much as we love our four-legged friends, BCT programs are designed only for human participants. Walks will be cancelled for extreme weather. We will notify hikers of cancellations via email by 8 am on the morning of your walk.