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Marking its 30th anniversary this season, Wellfleet Bay's Cape Cod Field Schools for adults is offering a rich array of topics exploring the Cape’s wildlife and natural beauty that has inspired people for generations. This season, participants will have an opportunity to delve into the extraordinary lives and world of insects.
Wellfleet Bay may be known for rescuing stranded sea turtles in the fall, but we also track healthy turtles that feed in our waters in the summer. For nearly 15 years, the wildlife sanctuary has asked boaters and others who spot free-swimming turtles to report it through our sea turtle hotline (1-888-SEA-TURT) and a mobile-friendly web site, seaturtlesightings.org.
For those planning a visit to Wellfleet Bay or for those who can't make it we offer a sneak preview of the breath-taking landscapes, the wildlife, our natural history summer day camp, and the many citizen science projects in a new film called The Sanctuary.
Volunteer Jeannette Bragger has been following the progress of a Red-tailed Hawk nest on the Outer Cape often visiting it many times in a day. Recently she shared some of the wonderful photos she’s been taking since June 16. The following are excerpts from a report she made about what she’s seen and learned. ” […]
Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary monitors the status of local horseshoe crab populations in several ways: through spawning surveys, button tagging (for purposes of re-sighting), juvenile surveys, and a special two-year study of crabs outfitted with acoustic tags which allow staff to detect their movements via receivers attached to buoys throughout Wellfleet Harbor. Our […]