Saturday, May 17, 2014

Take a Hike - Joe's Woods

 at Joe's Woods
with the Sandwich Conservation Trust

by John Nye Cullity

Hopefully by this Sunday the 18th, the rain will have abated and we can meet at 2 PM to walk Joe’s Woods, off of Spring Hill Road.  We will meet at the Quaker Meetinghouse.  Directions: from the Route 6A and Quaker Meetinghouse Road intersection, go northerly over the railroad crossing, and take the next left, Quaker Road.  Look for the meetinghouse on the right, and please go in the second entrance, a bit up the hill.

This walk is mostly level and easy, and will last an hour or slightly more.  We will follow Roos Road (Yes, I will explain that name) to 7 acre Joe’s Woods, an SCT preserve donated in 1987 by Thomas Gelsthorpe.  From there we will take a large loop through a 30 acre town conservation property purchased by the town in 2000 using Land Bank funds.  This is a quiet area with a number of re-forested old cranberry bogs.  

There is no charge for the walk.  Be prepared for ticks, and no dogs, please.  The walk will not be held if it is raining.  

Daffodil Festival

Daffodil Festival

April 26, 2014

(despite the sometimes inclement weather)

Thank you to the organizers and participants of the 2014 Sandwich Daffodil Festival.  And, if you stopped by to see us, the SCT, THANK YOU!  A lot of dedicated individuals worked many hours to create the festival.  Despite the rain and wind, we still had a few thousand visit.  Bravo!

Entrance to the festival.
SCT display

Nancy showing a SCT produced map to an interested party.

Joe keeping warm with some tea.

All decked out for the rain.  Look at that smile!
Everything was weighed down due to the winds.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Club Day

EMS Club Day - Hyannis

Today through Saturday (May 1-3) is Club Day at EMS Hyannis for members of outdoor organizations.

What will a purchase get you?
  • Up to 25% off full price in stock items and an extra 5% off camping gear.

Make sure you enroll in EMS Rewards while you are there (if you aren't already a member) and you will earn double points in the EMS Rewards program.  Don't worry, there is no key card to carry around - they use your phone number to keep track.