Searching Sandy Neck for Wildlife: From Ospreys to Piping Plovers and Diamondback Terrapin Turtles

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Searching Sandy Neck for Wildlife: From Ospreys to Piping Plovers and Diamondback Terrapin Turtles

August 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Summer is a great time for a stroll with Mass Audubon’s friendly and knowledgeable naturalists!

Join expert birder Chris Walz to learn about Cape Cod’s shorebirds, raptors and songbirds.

See beautiful bird species feeding on the marsh and mud flats of Barnstable Harbor.

Explore the trails at Long Pasture, Sandy Neck Barrier Beach and the Great Marsh (check dates for walk locations) to learn how animals survive on the shore.

Investigate hidden areas where terrapin turtles lay their eggs and discover how they make their homes in the marsh!

Learn how the Cape serves as an important stopover point for bird species that travel up to 9,000 miles.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing for walking and bring water. For questions about the walks, please call Long Pasture at 508-362-7475.

Sandy Neck walks meet at the Sandy Neck Gatehouse. Long Pasture walks will meet at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. Check dates for locations!

All (suitable for children 12 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $7.00, Child $5.00
Nonmembers: Adult $9.00, Child $7.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Instructions and Directions:

Meet at Sandy Neck Gatehouse:
425 Sandy Neck Road
W. Barnstable, MA 02668
Take Route 6 to exit 5. Head north on Route 149 towards West Barnstable. Travel one mile to the end of the road at the intersection of Routes 149 and 6A. Take a left on Route 6A and travel 2.5 miles. Next take a right on Sandy Neck Road (across from Amari Restaurant). The Sandy Neck Gatehouse is at the end of Sandy Neck Road.
Registration not required.


August 7, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
508-362-7475 x9353


Sandy Neck Gatehouse
425 Sandy Neck Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537 United States
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