Monday, July 30th
Native Nightlife Walk
in the National Seashore
Join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Native American Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks on a walk exploring the cultural and natural nightlife of Cape Cod. Learn about the lifeways of the First People (Native Americans) as well as old Cape Codders in relation to the rhythms of native flora and fauna at dusk and during the night. This walk takes place around the time of the July full moon, also called the "Buck Moon," which is the time when male deer have grown their antlers back as big as they will get for the year, but they are still in velvet (fleshy) and have yet to calcify into bone. Explore the many ways that the natural world flourishes after diurnal (daytime) birds and animals go to bed and crepuscular (dawn and dusk) wildlife as well as nocturnal wildlife become active. This walk is sponsored by the nonprofit Harwich Conservation Trust in partnership with the Eastham Conservation Foundation (Eastham’s local land trust). We appreciate the National Park Service granting special permission for this opportunity to explore the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Day/date: Monday, July 30th
Rain day: Tuesday, July 31st
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 per person
Space is limited, so pre-registration (payment) is required.
Register online at right by credit card.
Directions: You will receive directions with your reservation confirmation email.
Please bring walking shoes, long-sleeves, lightweight pants, water, and if available a headlamp or flashlight (we expect to return in twilight)
This moderate walk along a woodland trail, some paved bike path, wooden footbridge, and some soft sand is recommended for ages 12 and up.