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...
Pond Stories: Saving Deep Pond, Falmouth

Pond Stories: Saving Deep Pond, Falmouth

About a year ago, a handful of neighbors in the Hatchville section of Falmouth began talking about what was happening to our beloved Deep Pond: mats of weeds appearing at the water’s edge; murky, warmer water; fewer frogs and turtles. We also noticed an increase in...
Pond Stories: Going to Bat for Middle Pond

Pond Stories: Going to Bat for Middle Pond

Little did we know when we moved twenty- five years ago to the end of a long dead and street that we were steps away from this gem of a pond. We soon discovered it was very special in lots of ways, and in all seasons. In summer it was a place to cool off, visit with...
Pond Stories: Naushon’s Painted Turtles

Pond Stories: Naushon’s Painted Turtles

One summer I was invited to spend several days on Naushon Island, the almost mythical vacation home of the Forbes family, established in 1842 and located across the water from Woods Hole. I was on the lookout for turtles. Specifically, I wanted to know if the painted...