What's Happening to the Trees

Friend's of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge celebrate their Annual Meeting with a talk by Ken Gooch, Director of Forest Health for Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

We've witnessed our trees being stripped of vegetation year after year by a variety of invasive insects, including the winter moths. What affect might this have and will the trees survive? Ken will share his insights about  threats to our forests and some of the strategies for protecting native  trees being used across the state.

Please plan to stay after the talk for the Friend's Annual Meeting and cook-out on the bluff.

Price: Free Event

Date: 10/04/2014

Waquoit Bay Reserve
131 Waquoit Highway/Route 28
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Walking Through Time at South Cape Beach

Moderate pace;  2-3 miles; 1 1/2- 2 hours; Terrain includes sandy beach, road, boardwalk, and woodland trails.

Description:  After a fierce storm in 2009, ancient stumps appeared in the water off South Cape Beach.  We’ll take a peak at the water’s edge to see if we can see the paleo forest2remaining stumps and spend the rest of the hike “walking forward through time” to see what the submerged area resembled hundreds of years ago.  We’ll include bits of information that recent research has discovered as well as enjoy the autumn landscape of beach, dune, salt marsh, and coastal woodlands.  Offered by staff at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Directions:  Meet at the South Cape State Beach parking area.  GPS address: 494 Great Oak Road, Mashpee, MA 02649. Heavy rain cancels.  Call 508-457-0495 x107 for detailed directions and more information.  Wear walking shoes and expect poison ivy along trail edges.

Price: Free Event

Date: 10/13/2014

South Cape Beach State Park
Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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