Preserving the Island for Everyone

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

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2023 Shorebird Season is a Wrap!

Gracie Bell, Seasonal Shorebird Technician This year, Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and the Muskeget Islands collectively shared a total of 76 breeding Piping Plover pairs, an increase of 1 pair from last...
Crab Spider on yellow thistle. Photo: Hannah Leggett.

Crab Spiders (Not Spider Crabs!) of Nantucket

By Hannah Leggett, Seasonal Botany/Ecology Field Assistant A crab spider lying in wait on a native yellow thistle. Photo: Hannah Leggett. If you’ve spent some time around Nantucket’s marshes and...

Southern Pine Beetle Outbreak Detected on Nantucket Conservation Foundation Property

By: Danielle O'Dell, Wildlife Research Ecologist Staff from the Ecological Research, Restoration and Stewardship Department at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation (NCF) have confirmed the first detected infestation of southern pine...