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...
Painted Turtles

Painted Turtles

Painted Turtles By Susan Baur Photos by Susan Baur 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...
The Northern Quahog

The Northern Quahog

The result of a Marine Biology class assignment, where we had to research a marine organism, write a paper and create a short video explaining some highlights of the organism. By PhD student Rene...
Snapping Turtles

Snapping Turtles

Snapping Turtles By Susan BaurSelf-taught naturalist and author of The Turtle Sisters, Susan swims the Cape’s freshwater ponds and has taken a keen interest in observing the lives of turtles beneath the surface of the water.  Artwork by Susan Baur When I first started...