Preserving the Island for Everyone

Preserving Nantucket’s character by permanently conserving, maintaining, and
managing natural areas and habitats.

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A New Publication for NCF on Nantucket’s Spotted Turtles of Medouie Creek

Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) Photo credit: Danielle O'Dell We have great news to share from NCF's Science and Stewardship Department! The scientific journal Wetlands Ecology and Management recently published our...
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Winter Botany: Sneaky Photosynthesis

Scrub oaks draped with gray-green lichens that are taking the opportunity to photosynthesize after a heavy rain. Photo: K.A. Omand One of the complaints people make during winter and early...
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Survival Strategies for Wildlife in Winter

With Nantucket’s first real stretch of cold this winter and even some recent snow fall, it leads one to wonder about how wildlife survive constant exposure to wicked coastal New...