Join us for our Turtle Protection Team Training on Thursday, May 26th!

Orenda Wildlife Land Trust is seeking your help protecting Diamondback Terrapins at our “Turtle Garden” located on one of our sanctuaries in West Barnstable, where they have been nesting in large numbers for years. Terrapins are listed as “threatened” in Massachusetts due to various factors including over-harvesting in the 19th century, predation, traffic, and habitat…

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National Arbor Day, 2022

It’s Arbor Day! While most holidays celebrate something that has already happened and is worth remembering, Arbor Day represents a hope for the future. The simple act of planting a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow to provide us with clean air and water, cooling shade, habitat for wildlife, healthier communities, and…

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Join Orenda Wildlife Land Trust as we Celebrate the 52nd Earth Day!

Earth Day serves as a time for people around the world to celebrate our planet and renew our commitment to its future. As the effects of the climate crisis — including disruptive weather events, rising sea levels and declining biodiversity — become more pronounced, the need for collective climate action is clear. Earth Day Every…

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Turtle Walk Story Hour and Author-Illustrator Meet & Greet

Join Orenda Wildlife Land Trust and Titcomb’s Bookshop on Saturday, May 7th for a Turtle Walk two-part event! 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Titcomb’s Bookshop, 432 Route 6A., East Sandwich: Author-illustrator Matt Phelan will be on site for an art demonstration and book signing. 2 Pm – 4 PM, Margaret Wyman Turtle Sanctuary, 194 Meadow…

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Gardening for Wildlife: Spring has Sprung!

BY MEGHAN DOUGLAS HILL Spring has sprung, which means gardening is on the minds of many of us! As you set out to spruce up your beds, consider some steps you can take to ensure your yardwork supports local biodiversity, and is done in harmony with the native wildlife that has overwintered in your yard.…

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Our Diamondback Terrapin Turtle Hatchlings…Where Are They Now? 

BY LISA NAGEL Last fall we assisted 23 terrapin hatchlings out of the nests that we had protected at our turtle sanctuary during the summer of 2021. Many others self-released without ever being seen. The thumbnail-sized hatchlings, once stirred by the warmth of the sun, scurry to find suitably protected spots beneath leaves and other forest…

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Winter Wildlife Story Hour: A Huge Success!

On January 22nd, people came from across Cape Cod to participate in Orenda’s Winter Wildlife Story Hour event, which was co-hosted by and presented at the Cape Wildlife Center Center, in Barnstable, MA. Attendees of all ages reveled in the opportunity to embrace the great outdoors and the natural beauty of the season, gathering around…

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Getting to Know Orenda: A Conversation with MVY Radio

We couldn’t be more excited to share our recent conversation with MVY radio! If you’d like to learn how Orenda, a small, but mighty land trust, is making a big impact – and, how you can support our mission as a Friend of Orenda – be sure to tune in! Our mission is to preserve and…

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