Pond Stories: Bearse Pond, Centerville

Pond Stories: Bearse Pond, Centerville

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ―Henry David Thoreau, Walden Thanks to Amy Thomas who sent us this beautiful image. She...
Pond Stories: Mapping Ponds, 10-Year-Old Style

Pond Stories: Mapping Ponds, 10-Year-Old Style

Get to know your pond and help others to do the same. Here’s an example of a mapping project you can do of your favorite pond. Submitted by 10-year-old Jack Martin. (How cool is this kid?) Got a Pond Story (song, poem, photo, video) you want to share? Email Kristin...
Pond Stories: Mary Oliver’s ‘The Ponds’

Pond Stories: Mary Oliver’s ‘The Ponds’

The Ponds by Mary Oliver (From House of Light) Every year the lilies are so perfect I can hardly believe their lapped light crowding the black, mid-summer ponds. Nobody could count all of them — the muskrats swimming among the pads and the grasses can reach out...
Pond Stories: Watch, Look and Listen…

Pond Stories: Watch, Look and Listen…

Ponds come in all sizes. This sweet little frog pond in Barnstable is covered in duckweed. Watch and listen closely. How many frogs do you see? What do you think those “trails” are in the duckweed? What else do you see or hear? At the edges are cinnamon fern, bee...
Pond Stories: Swimming With Turtles Video

Pond Stories: Swimming With Turtles Video

This video, by Monte Ladner who graciously volunteered his talent and time to APCC, tells the story of Susan Baur and her connection to the Cape’s freshwater ponds. Monte has two more videos in the works. We can’t wait! Dr. Susan Baur is an 81 year old clinical...