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Race for Open Space

June 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Race for Open Space

Register now for the 2018 Race for Open Space on Saturday, July 14. Find more information and register now.

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In Bloom Now: American Cow-Parsnip

June 14, 2018 / Comments Off on In Bloom Now: American Cow-Parsnip

If you’re out and about on Nantucket this month and see super-sized umbels of white flowers that resemble Queen Anne’s lace but are the size of dinner plates, topping plants with beefy stems and large coarse leaves, it’s likely you have come across American cow-parsnip (Heracleum maximum). Typically found at the edges of wetlands and…

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Meet our Ecological Field Assistants!

June 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Meet our Ecological Field Assistants!

Each year, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Science and Stewardship staff hires 2 Seasonal Ecology Field Assistants to help completely all of our many research and management related objectives over the summer and early fall season. Each year we look for people with strong experience in plant research, wildlife monitoring, invasive species management and an overall…

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Tiny insects may save island’s black oaks

June 1, 2018 / 1 Comment

Over the last few years, homeowners and land managers have been watching the increasing insect damage to the island’s black oak trees. Last year, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and the Nantucket Land Council teamed up to fund a student research project to study the oak gall wasp and parasitoids – tiny beneficial insects that prey…

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