The 300 Committee
Guided Bird Walks
T3C Bird Walks, led by Molly Cornell, are open to “newbies”, seasoned birders, and anyone in between. The walks are easy-paced, and while we will pause to observe many aspects of nature, the focus is definitely on birds. Join us and sharpen your bird identification skills using field marks, vocalization, and patterns of bird behavior.
All walks are on Thursdays, from 9:30 – 11 am
Contact Molly Cornell with questions: 508-540-7652.
November 17, Salt Pond Area & Shining Sea Bikeway
On Vineyard Sound between Salt Pond and the Shining Seas Bicycle Path lie 35 acres of coastal shrub with trails bordering on Salt Pond. It’s a hot spot for early winter migrants.
Directions: Park in the lot where Elm Road crosses the bike path (just north of the intersection of Elm Road and Surf Drive).
December 15, Flax Pond, Lower & Middle Bog
This walk will take us around Town-owned cranberry bogs and past bordering woodlands. Many wintering birds, such as White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, White-breasted Nuthatch and Tufted Titmouse will be active at this site.
Directions: Off John Parker Road in East Falmouth, take the unpaved driveway opposite Flax Pond Road down to the cleared area adjacent to Lower Bog.
More Outdoor Adventures!
Parcel History and Plant ID Walk
at Sea Farms Marsh
Thursday, October 27 (raindate: November 3)
9:45 am to noon-ish
Join T3C and the Falmouth Garden Club to explore the 87-acre Sea Farms Marsh in fall and learn about the special features of this beautiful conservation land! Follow the wooded pathways that lead through forest and field and on to the marshy edges of Bournes Pond. Walk leader: Alex Lancaster.
Meet: at 9:45 am in the Menauhant Beach parking lot closest to the foot of Davisville Road. Due to limited parking at Sea Farms, the group will carpool from the beach to the conservation area. The walk will begin at 10:00.
Moraine Trail Hike, Long Pond
Saturday, November 12
10 am to noon
Partnering with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, T3C hikers will circumnavigate Lond Pond, Falmouth's town reservoir (about 3.75 miles total).
Meet: at the parking area in Goodwill Park about 1/3 mile from Gifford Street.
Annual Cape Cod Lake & Pond
Saturday, December 3
9 AM to noon
Join “Team 300 Committee” to survey several local ponds. We will count everything that “quacks”: Ducks, geese, grebes, mergansers and --- yes --- swans, too. No prior experience necessary! Our data will be combined with surveys of lakes and ponds across the entire Cape. This is a great chance to get outdoors and discover some lovely ponds in Falmouth.
Meet: behind the West Falmouth Post Office at 9 am. Dress for the weather. Bring a water bottle, snack, binoculars & scope if you have them, and a sense of adventure. Driving rain or sleet cancels.
Contact: Molly Cornell 508-540-7652
New Walk Series!
Identifying Plants throughout the Year
at Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area
A five-walk series on Wednesdays, beginning in September and continuing on December 21st and on three more Wednesdays in 2017
10AM to 11:30 or noon
The 67-acre Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area features a variety of habitats―woodland, grassland, fresh water ponds and new vernal pools. In spring 2016, T3C and the Town of Falmouth Conservation Department worked together to begin restoration of nearly 20 acres of an old sand and gravel mine here. The wide open central area leads to a lovely woods filled with tall pines and winding trails at the back of the property.
Let's have fun discovering this fascinating conservation land together! Join Alex Lancaster (508-540-4619) and Marcy Klattenberg in identifying vegetation in this area and returning again and again to watch the growth and change that take place. Explore such topics as:
* Is it a pine, a fir a spruce or…? How many evergreens
* Brush a certain green plant to smell oranges.
* Should we make tea from mugwort, or put the leaves in
* Identify a smartweed. (Is there a not-so-smart weed?)”
Meet: at the Breivogel parking area on the east side of Blacksmith Shop Road, just 1 mile north of Falmouth High School. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a full water bottle. Rain will cancel.
Watch this great new video about T3C's upcoming land acquisition! We hope you can help...
Shallow Pond Woodlands, Falmouth, MA - YouTube
Here's another video on the fantastic Breivogel Ponds restoration project produced by outreach volunteer Alison Leschen!
Breivogel Vernal Pools Video
And our fabulous 30th anniversary video, produced by Falmouth's own Brian Switzer!
T3C: 30 Years of Land Preservation for Falmouth
And yet another superb video, again produced by Alison Leschen!
"Nature: What's in it for Kids?"
Learn about T3C's exciting wildlife restoration collaboration with the Town of Falmouth and Commonwealth of Massachusetts:
Banding kestrel chicks at the Coonamessett Reservation
Finally, here is a video about our Whales in Your Backyard event, held on April 9 at the Gus Canty Community Center
Whales in Your Backyard!
A joint program of T3C and NOAA
Northern Moraine Trail Update
A short portion of the Moraine Trail has been rerouted (and marked!) north of Thomas B. Landers Road. Please note the new access point to the east of the old route and we hope you will continue to enjoy this great trail!
For a larger view... Moraine Trail Reroute.pdf
Craig Gibson Photos for Sale!
(NEW PHOTOS AVAILABLE!)
Craig Gibson has generously offered for sale many of his bird photographs, (now including all those that appeared in the Falmouth Enterprise through 2014, and all those in the Birder's Corner 2013 video below) with the proceeds to benefit The 300 Committee. To see the albums and to order prints through Shutterfly.com, please visit:
Take a Look at this Video!
Created by Bird Photographer Craig Gibson
Birder's Corner 2013 Year in Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwhRLigp3fU
Teaticket Park Business Partner Program
Local businesses have supported the creation of Teaticket Park! More...
A Year of Falmouth Birds by Craig Gibson
AVAILABLE FOR SALE!
To purchase your copy, please visit:
The links below highlight what to look for outdoors in Falmouth each month — birds, wildlife, plants, flowers and more. These pages can be printed and posted on your bulletin board or refrigerator, and each month features a fabulous bird photograph by Craig Gibson. We hope you will take a look and see what Nature has in store as the season unfolds.