FALMOUTH – A few lifetimes ago, the Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary was one of my go-to places for a hike.
While I’d been back there a couple times in the past few years, it had been a while since I took this interesting trek through the woods. It was as good as I remembered it.
Even as most of the leaves have fallen off many of the trees, this 45-acre parcel had plenty of evergreen holly trees, along with rhododendron bushes on the 1.5 miles of trails.
In the middle of it is an eight-acre coastal plain pond, which according to Mass Audubon, which owns and operates the property, is “considered a globally rare natural community attracting over 30 species of dragonflies and rare pond shore wildflowers.”
At this time of year, the wildflowers and dragonflies were nowhere to be seen. But we did see ducks.
– Please like us on Facebook.
For more photos from across Cape Cod, please see Scenic Cape
Cape Cod Wave’s Falmouth stories
Cape Cod Wave Magazine covers the character & culture of Cape Cod. Please see our Longform stories.