Despite the cloudy and somewhat chilly day, about 40 people--mostly Brewster Ponds Coalition members--explored Brewster's Upper Mill Pond on Saturday, October 29. Avid walker and BPC board member, Gwen Pelletier led the two-hour walk, on trails that meandered around the pond. The group stopped at Eagle Point and other places to take in the view and learn about cranberry cultivation and pond ecology from BPC board member Karen Malkus-Benjamin.. Walkers glimpsed former cranberry bogs as well as the quaking bog--a sphagnum moss covered bog that shakes when walked upon--through the trees. At the end of the walk, Malkus-Benjamin demonstrated how to observe a pond and collect data to assess its status. Stayed tuned for more information about the next BPC walk at Bakers Pond on Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 am.