Nature Archives - Cape Cod LIFE Publications

Special Places: Kent’s Point on Pleasant Bay

(originally published in Cape Cod LIFE, May 1999)

Naturalist Robert Finch takes us through the dynamic landscape of Kent’s Point


With this first installment of Special Places, we are proud to welcome celebrated essayist Robert Finch to the pages of Cape Cod LIFE. Mr. Finch has graciously offered to contribute the following regular column exploring the region’s many Capescapes. Although these areas…

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Experience the beauty of nature at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

If your idea of an ideal autumn day includes peaceful walks, fresh salt air, and glimpses of native wildlife, consider spending a few hours exploring Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, a nature area of some 1,000 acres overlooking Wellfleet Bay.
The sanctuary features flora, fauna, and five miles of hiking trails. “Each trail offers a different walking experience and a…

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The Changing Shape of Esther’s Island, Tuckernuck, and Nantucket’s western shore

(Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline.)
Anyone who has scanned a map of Nantucket, or sailed in the waters surrounding the island, understands that there is quite a bit of water between the Nantucket and nearby Tuckernuck. It’s roughly three quarters of a mile from shore to shore—but that was…

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The Changing Shape of Sandy Neck Beach Park, Barnstable & Sandwich

(Editor’s note: this is the eighth in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline.)
Sandy Neck Beach Park encompasses more than 4,700 acres of land in West Barnstable (and a small portion in Sandwich) overlooking Cape Cod Bay and Barnstable Harbor. Boasting six miles of shoreline, the park features vast beaches, massive sand dunes, forests, marshland, and…

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