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Mr. Fowler’s Toad

September 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Mr. Fowler’s Toad

As NCF staff worked together to weed the native plant garden at our office on Cliff Rd in mid-July, we were greeted by a most unexpected visitor – Maeve Kelley,…

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Climate Change Driving Northward Expansion of Southern Pine Beetle Populations

May 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Climate Change Driving Northward Expansion of Southern Pine Beetle Populations

Since 2018, biologists from the Forest Health Program at the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation have been conducting surveillance trapping for southern pine beetles on Nantucket. You may have…

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Two cases of White-nose Syndrome found on Nantucket Bats this Spring

April 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Two cases of White-nose Syndrome found on Nantucket Bats this Spring

Sunday, April 17th was International Bat Appreciation Day and I was remiss in publicly honoring Nantucket’s bats! Northern long-eared, Red, Hoary, Silver-haired and Big Brown Bats make up the diversity…

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Nantucket Boy Scouts help Save the Bats!

February 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Nantucket Boy Scouts help Save the Bats!

Last summer, a local boy scout, Gabe Zinser, reached out to us at NCF in hopes that he could partner with us on his service project that will help him…

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Autumn Lore and International Bat Week

October 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Autumn Lore and International Bat Week

Autumn Lore by Kathleen Jenks As autumn returns to earth’s northern hemisphere, and day and night are briefly, but perfectly, balanced at the equinox, may we remember anew how fragile…

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Madequecham Valley Wetland Biodiversity

September 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Madequecham Valley Wetland Biodiversity

In 2013, NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department started down the road of a wetland restoration project in Madequecham Valley that at the time seemed incredibly daunting. We idealistically set out…

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NCF Annual Meeting Featuring Northern long-eared bat Research – Thursday August 5th at 5pm

July 29, 2021 / Comments Off on NCF Annual Meeting Featuring Northern long-eared bat Research – Thursday August 5th at 5pm

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation will be hosting its 57th Annual Meeting of Membership on Thursday, August 5th at 5 pm at the Nantucket Hotel on Easton Street. We are pleased…

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Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative’s Science Showcase Event – June 7-13, 2021

June 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative’s Science Showcase Event – June 7-13, 2021

We are happy to share that the Science and Stewardship team at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation will be participating in a very exciting collaborative event next week as part of…

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Climate Change Driving Northward Expansion of Southern Pine Beetle Populations

April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Climate Change Driving Northward Expansion of Southern Pine Beetle Populations

Since 2018, biologists from the Forest Health Program at the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation have been conducting surveillance trapping for southern pine beetles on Nantucket. You may have…

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

March 3, 2021 / Comments Off on A New Publication for NCF on Nantucket’s Spotted Turtles of Medouie Creek

We have great news to share from NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department! The scientific journal Wetlands Ecology and Management recently published our manuscript titled “Changes to spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata)…

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