Ladies who love the outdoors are invited to join the Buzzards Bay Coalition this month for Women in Waders, a series of three Thursday adventures where women can learn new things about themselves and local waters.
The programs will explore ways to get up close and personal with nature in a safe and supportive environment.
First up is Seeking Shellfish, a learn-to-quahog program that will take place on September 11 at Little Bay in Bourne from 5:30 to 7 PM. Participants will learn how to use a clam rake to dig for quahogs at low tide and try their hands at shucking clams. This will be a “dig and release” activity unless the participant has a valid Bourne shellfish permit.
On September 18 from 5:30 to 7 PM at Four Ponds Conservation Area in Falmouth, participants can put on waders and search for aquatic macroinvertebrates (aka “big water bugs”) during Bugging Out. Participants will learn about the diversity of life that exists at the edge of the Pocasset River and the interesting adaptations of these unusual creatures, many of which they may have never seen before.
Little Sippewissent Marsh in Falmouth provides the backdrop for Muddy in the Marsh on September 25 from 5:30 to 7 PM. Participants will learn to look for marsh creatures high and low and will techniques for luring crabs to shore and picking them up without getting pinched. (Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and muddy.)
Women of all ages are welcome to these free programs. (Those under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.) Waders and other equipment will be provided, or participants may bring your own.
Registrations is required by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 508-999-6363 extension 219.