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Programs, Classes And Activities
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone. Learn about the programs available and how you can participate from Christine Bates.
The 3 Fish Tanks
The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has numerous exhibits, including large fish tanks that showcase the different area environments, including salt marshes, tidal flats, and fresh water ponds. Some photographs of the fish can be seen on Instagram audubon_aquarist. Learn how the tanks were created and maintained from Zach Ouellette.
Bird And Butterfly Garden
There is a beautiful bird and butterfly garden in front of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Learn how to create a butterfly and bird sanctuary outside on your own home property.
Horseshoe crabs have been crawling ashore on Cape Cod to mate on full moon nights for about 350 million years. Mass Audubon is looking to ensure this ancient rite of spring continues for the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab. Learn from Mike Long how increased harvesting of these fascinating animals threatens their population.
Horseshoe Crab Volunteer Program
In collaboration with the University of Rhode Island, the National Park Service, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and others, Mass Audubon has been surveying spawning horseshoe crabs on the Outer Cape. Learn how to volunteer from Mike Long..
Learn About The Volunteer Opportunity
Whether you have a lifetime interest in nature or are just getting started, Wellfleet Bay has a place for you. Jackie Zwahlen talks about how to get started.
Wellfleet Bay Volunteer Program
Wellfleet Bay offers a variety of exciting volunteer opportunities and internships for people of all interests and experience levels. Jackie Zwahlen talks about all the opportunities.
Silver Spring Trail - Wellfleet
The Silver Spring Trail is a great place to see many species of birds, butterflies, dragonflys, turtles, wildlife, wildflowers and more. It is an easy hike for the whole family.
Goose Pond Trail - Wellfleet
The Goose Pond Trail is the most popular trail at the Sanctuary. This trail leads you through pine and oak woodlands, by two ponds and a coastal heathland, and along the edges of a salt marsh. Goose Pond itself is a brackish water pond, known for its concentrations of shorebirds and wading birds during the summer and fall.