Otter Sign Walk
You otter join Naturalist Andrea Higgins for a walk at the beautiful Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands to discover where river otters are living in Harwich. Search the trails for otter tracks, scat, and slides. Hike approximately 3 miles around the West Reservoir to find evidence of this elusive mammal while enjoying scenic views during the "golden hour," a time of soft warm light before sunset. You are invited to bring your binoculars for the hike as Bell's Neck is home to a diversity of birds and other wildlife.
This hike involves varying terrain including wooded paths, sandy trails, and some steeper inclines and declines.
Appropriate for ages 10+
Andrea Higgins has been leading walks with HCT since fall 2021. She received a Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide Certification in 2019 and has a Level 1 Certification for Wildlife Tracking. Andrea is CPR and Wilderness First Aid Certified. She has been a Teacher Naturalist with Audubon since 2012 and a program leader with the Town of Barnstable since 2014, where she leads Sandy Neck Junior Rangers, Hiking Adventures, and Sunset Adventures. A big fan of aquaculture, Andrea is an oyster farmer in Barnstable Harbor and Deputy Shellfish Warden and Propagation Technician with the Town of Chatham. Andrea holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain license and is also a Marine Mammal Rescue Responder with IFAW.
Saturday, March 26th (3-5:30 p.m.) (postponed from March 25th)
Walk registration is $18 per person. Space is limited.
Directions will be provided in your confirmation email.
Otter photo by John Tunney.