HCT Hosts Winter Talks Series in January and February

otterHARWICH – The Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) is hosting a number of winter talks in January and February at the Harwich Community Center.

On January 14 at 2 p.m., learn about the history of the Cape Cod National Seashore and how the Seashore greets millions of visitors each year.

Presented by Park Historian Bill Burke, the first talk of 2017 will be on the 55 year history of the Cape Cod National Seashore and how it serves as a center for science and learning and a refuge from everyday life.

On January 28, members of the Whale Disentanglement Division of the Center for Coastal Studies will talk about how first response teams track animals and learn about the risks and rewards of whale disentanglement on the high seas.

On February 4, Norman Smith with the Mass Audubon Blue Hills Sanctuary will discuss the observing, capturing, banding and color marking of snowy owls that he does at Boston’s Logan Airport.

On February 11, Liz Baldwin with BiodiversityWorks will talk about the life of the North American River Otter.

She will discuss the biology and natural history of the otter, results from her thesis and how to identify otter track and sign.

And on February 25, Eric Ford with the state Department of Ecological Restoration will talk about transforming retired bogs.

For more information, go to harwichconservationtrust.org.

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