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Box Turtle Woods & Marsh Conservation Area
Written by Brian Tarcy

WELLFLEET – Off Lieutenant Island Road is a trail through some thick woods with the intriguing name, Box Turtle Woods.

The area, according to information from the Wellfleet Conservation Trust, once had so many box turtles “that the mailing address for the old farmouse was simply ‘BTH’ for Box Turtle Hollow.”

We did not,  in fact, see any turtles. We did see a deer and also four hawks fighting in air before one left the other three and swooped through the woods about 10 feet from us.

And then we found the marsh, “historically known as Harding’s Meadow,” according to the Wellfleet Conservation Trust.

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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