Posts by Meghan Douglas Hill
Spring Story Hour “Wildly” Successful!
We were delighted to have over 30 attendees at our “Wild and Playful” story hour on May 19th, which featured wildlife stories presented in both English and Portuguese, and a meet-and-greet with the New England Wildlife Center’s resident owls! The event took place at the Hyannis Public Library and included play time and crafts in…Read More
2023 Gardening For Wildlife Gala
Join us for the First Annual Gardening For Wildlife Gala! Saturday, September 16, 2023, 5:30-8:30 PM at Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club, Centerville, MA This inaugural event will serve as the signature fundraiser for Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, and will feature an evening full of informative programming, food, fun and networking opportunities – all overlooking sparkling…Read More
In Service of Our Land and Wildlife: Collaborating with AmeriCorps Cape Cod
Last month, we had the opportunity to collaborate with AmeriCorps Cape Cod not once, but twice, on two successful environmental service days! On Saturday, April 22nd, our Land Steward, Johnny Robinson, represented Orenda Wildlife Land Trust at the 22nd Annual Cape Cod Canal Clean-Up Earth Day Celebration. Over 100 volunteers helped to remove 500+ lbs.…Read More
This Earth Day, Join Orenda by Investing In Our Planet!
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…Read More
Join us For Our “Wild and Playful” Story Time! A hora de leitura selvagem e divertida!
Our Spring story time will feature wildlife stories presented in both English and Portuguese, and will provide for the opportunity to meet the New England Wildlife Center’s resident owls! Children will also get the chance to play in the Cape Cod Toy Outdoor Play Oasis, which will reflect a special wildlife theme… Friday, May 19th,…Read More
Terrapin Turtle Protection Team: Upcoming Volunteer Trainings
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…Read More
In Honor of Edward A. Makuta
Edward Makuta, 82, of Brewster, MA, passed away on March 25th, 2023 at the McCarthy Care Center in East Sandwich. A nature lover and longtime supporter of conservation organizations, Ed requested that donations be made to Orenda in his honor.Read More
Terrapin Turtle Protection Program Update
With the recent fluctuation in temperature, we set out to check in on the DIAMONDBACK TERRAPINS, who inhabit our Margaret Wyman Sanctuary in West Barnstable – check out the footage below! The terrapins bromate (hibernate) for the winter near their nesting sites, digging down into the sandy mud in marsh areas, or burrowing into the…Read More
We’re Fundraising For Wildlife Cameras!
We’re raising money to acquire WILDLIFE CAMERAS so that we can get to know the animals that live on the land we protect! Motion-triggered wildlife cameras will provide us the opportunity to observe, study and document the different species and communities of wildlife who call our sanctuaries home, without disturbing the natural order of things.…Read More
On the Brink of a Mink!
While we didn’t encounter any groundhogs this week, one of our staff members found himself engaging in a friendly game of hide-and-seek with a MINK! Check out the video footage, below… Typically found in forested areas near a water source, minks have been known to utilize old dens of other mammals, such as muskrats. Minks…Read More