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Any regular visitor to Wellfleet Bay has probably said "hello" to veteran front desk volunteer Shirley Weber. She's volunteered at the sanctuary for more than 20 years. "It's a chance to meet people from all over the world," she says.
Wellfleet Bay has been chosen as a beneficiary of the 2019 Seaside Le Mans race! This extraordinary opportunity will help expand our conservation science education programs to underserved children, strengthen existing school programs, and provide new learning opportunities at the sanctuary.
Wellfleet Bay’s bird banding operation hit a modest milestone last September, marking its fifth fall migration since it set up shop in fall of 2014. We realize that for bird monitoring 5 years is still very much a blink of an eye compared, say, to a period of 30 years. But in that relatively short […]
This post was contributed by volunteer Tim O’Brien who’s currently doing a study of eastern box turtles and works to conserve other threatened and endangered turtles. In 2018 we instituted a non-permanent paint dot marking system for the sanctuary’s eastern box turtles. Here’s why. There’s anecdotal evidence suggesting that repeated handling of box turtles over […]