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  • Writer's pictureDon Wilding

Native Nightlife under the Buck Moon

The Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Trust will join with 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 on Saturday, July 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Eastham.

Learn about the life ways 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.”

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.

As Hendricks noted in a walk exploring the Monomoyick region last fall, "“We want to give you the hands-on experience, and feel the atmosphere. You can’t do that by sitting in front of a computer and by reading it on black and white paper.”

This walk celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service.

The cost is $15 per person, and space is limited. Sign up online. Meeting place and directions will be emailed. The walk is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Rain date is July 17.

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