Buzzards Bay Group Offers Sept. Wading Adventures Series for Women

Buzzards Bay Group Offers Sept. Wading Adventures Series for Women
Digging for quahogs requires basic gear. Photo Alicia Pimental, BBC.

Ladies who love the outdoors can join the Buzzards Bay Coalition for “Women in Waders,” a series of 3 exciting adventures in September that explores new ways to get up close and personal with nature in a safe and supportive environment.

Thursday, September 11

At Little Bay in Bourne from 5:30-7:00 p.m., don a pair of waders and hop into Little Bay for Seeking Shellfish, a learn-to-quahog program. Participants will learn how to use a clam rake to dig for quahogs at low tide and try their hand at shucking clams. This will be a “dig and release” activity unless you have a valid Bourne shellfish permit.

Thursday, September 18

At Four Ponds Conservation Area in Falmouth from 5:30-7:00 p.m., put on waders and search for aquatic macroinvertebrates (aka “big water bugs”) during Bugging Out. Whether you love or hate bugs, participants will be amazed at the diversity of life that exists at the edge of the Pocasset River. Participants will learn about the interesting adaptations of these unusual creatures, many of which they may have never seen before.

Thursday, September 25

At Little Sippewisset Marsh in Falmouth from 5:30-7:00 p.m., participants will learn to look for marsh creatures high and low in the salt marsh in Muddy in the Marsh. Learn techniques for luring crabs to shore and picking them up without getting pinched.

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 you are welcome to bring your own.

Registration is required for all Bay Adventures. To RSVP, email or call (508) 999-6363 ext. 219. To learn more about upcoming Bay Adventures, visit their website HERE.

Watch a video on clamming for quahogs in Buzzards Bay.