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Could a Piping Plover be Your Spirit Animal?

April 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Could a Piping Plover be Your Spirit Animal?

What type of beach goer are you? Do you prefer your own private beach for miles or like to be right next to your neighbor? Depending on your answer, you may be very similar to a Piping Plover! Yes, Piping Plovers are little grey and white birds with an orange beak with a black tip…

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Beware of Beetles! Southern Pine Beetles March Northward

April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Beware of Beetles! Southern Pine Beetles March Northward

In the coming weeks, we at the Conservation Foundation will begin annual surveillance for the presence of southern pine beetles on Nantucket and we could use your help searching for potentially infested trees! The southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) is a tiny, blackish-brown beetle, approximately 2-4 mm in size, that’s less than 1/8 of an…

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Coastal Ecology of Nantucket: A Lecture & Field Course

April 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Coastal Ecology of Nantucket: A Lecture & Field Course

Join Dr Jen Karberg (Nantucket Conservation Foundation) and Dr Sarah Bois (Linda Loring Nature Foundation) this spring to dive in depth and explore the ecology of Nantucket’s unique coastal areas as well and the current and future threats that climate change will bring. Explore the ecology of Coastal Nantucket with Dr. Sarah Bois (Linda Loring…

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Red Maple Tricks of the Trade

April 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Red Maple Tricks of the Trade

Red maple (Acer rubrum) is a common and widespread tree species that has grown only more abundant as North America’s forests have been repeatedly logged and forest composition has shifted with the deletion of once-common species like American elm (Ulmus americana) and American chestnut (Castanea dentata) which suffered near extinction in the wild due to…

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Planning for Summer Pond Management Projects

April 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Planning for Summer Pond Management Projects

April is a busy transition time for ecologists. Winter data analysis and writing projects need to get wrapped up. Early season field work – such as nesting shorebird and turtle monitoring – gets underway. Planning and preparation for other projects that will be taking place over the coming summer, which once seemed very far away,…

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