Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen


Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Salt Marsh led by Nancy Wigley

Nature Program


Information regarding salt marshes will be included each Friday morning during the summer on the field walk out to the dunes and shore that Nancy Wigley leads at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. The entrance fee to the Museum covers the field walks beginning at 10:30 am. All are welcome.

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We will explore the salt marsh habitat surrounding Scorton Creek. The walk will focus on the history, the plants, and the animals (marine algae, birds, invertebrates, etc.) of the salt marsh, as well as the surrounding coastal forests. Foot-wear that can get wet is encouraged to be able to get into the creek and explore. We will meet at the entrance to the Game Farm property on Route 6A. Binoculars, bug spray and a hat are highly recommended.

Nancy Wigley is a Certified Master Naturalist and has taught classes to new field walk leaders at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History for 8 years covering plants of the woodlands, salt marsh, dunes and shore as well as lichens and marine algae. For the past 10 years with Project LIFE (Lessons in Field Ecology) she has taught Forest Ecology to 4th graders at the Game Farm and Salt Marsh Ecology to 6th graders at Scorton Creek. She is the author of two books, “Trailside Treasures, Plants of Cape Cod”; and “Looking at Lichens, A Journey of Discovery Beginning on Cape Cod”. Both books are for sale at Thornton Burgess Gift shop and the CC Museum of Natural History in Brewster and all proceeds go to the Museum.