BARS June 2016 Meeting

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The June, 2016 meeting of BARS will be held on Tuesday, June 7th,  7:00 PM at the West Barnstable Community Building, located on Route 149 near 6A, West Barnstable across from the library.

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BARS April 2016 Meeting

Father and son shellfishing at Bridge Street Osterville

The April, 2016 meeting of BARS will be held at Tuesday, April 5th,  7:00 PM at the West Barnstable Community Building, located on Route 149 near 6A, West Barnstable across from the library.

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BARS October 2015 Meeting

Oysters at Scudder's Lane

The next meeting of BARS will be held on Tuesday, October 6. The meeting will be held at its regular location at 7:00 PM. The meetings are held in The Community building, Located on Route 149 near 6A West Barnstable … Read the rest

BARS 12th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

Blessing of the Rakes 2015

The BARS 12th Annual Blessing of the Rakes organized by Bette Silva was a great success.! The Reverend John J. Perry, Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, MA officiated at the event. Amy Croteau, Natural Resource Officer, … Read the rest

Steve Hoxie shows Byron Talbott how to harvest quahogs

Steve Hoxie teaching Byron Talbott how to harvest quahogs

One of the best things about BARS are its members. One in particular is a great person. His name is Steve Hoxie. He is always there when BARS needs a volunteer for anything from raking clams, to making chowder, to … Read the rest

Oyster Season Opening 2014

quahogs caught at Scudder's Lane

The 2014 oyster season opening at Scudder’s Lane in Barnstable was a miserable rainy nor’easter. The weather was unseasonably bad  for November 1, and there were oysters everywhere as well as quahogs in various sizes. Photos copyright © 2013 by … Read the rest