Pond Stories: The Glory of Cape Cod Ponds (A Poem)

Pond Stories: The Glory of Cape Cod Ponds (A Poem)

The Glory of Cape Cod Ponds by Carol Marcy (based in part on a Native American creation myth) In the beginning Sun, being the first created Atmosphere and Earth. Earth complained, hot and itchy no respite from the yellow glare. A new idea arose turn ‘round slowly...
Pond Stories-Mists on a Nameless Pond

Pond Stories-Mists on a Nameless Pond

Here’s a pond in Cataumet, at the juncture of the Otis Rotary and the entrance to Joint Base Cape Cod. It’s a nameless pond, but not so small that it should be. In the summer it fills with water lily pads, and reeds, but in the winter, it freezes, presumably because...

Pond Stories: Herring Compilation Video

River herring are a crucial link in the coastal food chain. During the spring and summer, many fish and wildlife species eat herring as the herring migrate to their spawning areas. In the ocean, herring also fill an important niche. River herring are also keystone...
Pond Stories: The Jewels of Cape Cod Video

Pond Stories: The Jewels of Cape Cod Video

When you think of Cape Cod, you generally envision a coastal shoreline of sandy beaches and ocean air. But did you know the Cape has almost 1,000 freshwater ponds? Ponds are a critical component of the Cape’s environment and quality of life and they are at risk....
Pond Stories: Herring Pond’s Plastic Ghosts

Pond Stories: Herring Pond’s Plastic Ghosts

I live near a herring pond which will someday become tidal.  Right now, however, it only receives the herring which run up to it from Buzzards Bay in North Falmouth. It’s a picturesque place, has quite a few well separated houses around it and some public land as...