Thornton W. Burgess Society

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Thornton Burgess Nature Program - Pine-Oak Forests led by Elise Leduc

Nature Program

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Pine-oak forests are one of the most common habitats found on Cape Cod, but how well do you know the plants and animals that live there? We will explore Boyden Farm Conservation Area, with a focus on identifying key tree, shrub and wildflower species, as well as any birds or wildlife encountered. We will meet at the main parking lot for Boyden Farm Conservation Area on Cotuit Road in Sandwich. Please dress according to the weather and wear appropriate footwear, as we will be outside for the two hours session.

Elise Leduc is a Coastal Scientist at the Woods Hole Group, where she regularly performs ecological habitat assessments and biological surveys, and is certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist. Prior to working at Woods Hole Group, she served as an educator at a coastal North Carolina facility, the New England Aquarium, and the Charles River Watershed Association. In the last five years, she has also served as a volunteer monitor for MassAudubon, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance. Elise also maintains a blog dedicated to local nature observations: