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Survival Strategies for Wildlife in Winter

February 11, 2021 / Comments Off on 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…

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How do Nantucket’s turtles survive the winter?!

December 14, 2020 / Comments Off on How do Nantucket’s turtles survive the winter?!

Spotted turtles are a relatively uncommon species of freshwater turtle in Massachusetts but Nantucket has fairly sizable and robust populations. Still, they are seldom seen, certainly not as frequently as…

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Back to Bat Work for NCF Science Staff!

October 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Back to Bat Work for NCF Science Staff!

Every year at the end of October, we at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation celebrate International Bat Week along with our batty colleagues the world over as a way to highlight…

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The Return of the Worm

July 2, 2020 / Comments Off on The Return of the Worm

If the fog would ever lift this summer, the view of the eastern Middle Moors from Altar Rock might look a little strange at the moment. Large swaths of scrub…

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Bats Aren’t Bad Guys

May 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Bats Aren’t Bad Guys

Written by: Danielle O’Dell, Ecologist/Field Supervisor Ordinarily, at this time of year as we begin preparing for the upcoming field season, I like to share a summary of the bat-related…

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Bats in your Basement?

January 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Bats in your Basement?

By: Danielle O’Dell, Ecologist/Field Supervisor This may not be the time of year that you would typically think would be great for finding bats but we are hopeful that we…

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Update from the Bat World

September 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Update from the Bat World

by: Danielle O’Dell, Ecologist/Field Supervisor The Science and Stewardship staff have continued to delve deeper and deeper in to the Northern long-eared Bat world! This season, we added a new…

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Wildlife Crossing and Turtle News

June 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Wildlife Crossing and Turtle News

As if we all needed another reason and reminder to slow down a little bit, warmer weather has arrived finally and June is high time for turtles to start moving…

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Weird Winter Wildlife

February 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Weird Winter Wildlife

This winter, there have been several unusual winter wildlife sightings on Nantucket. Most of these sightings are of creatures that ought to have migrated well south of us by now.…

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Sending out the Bat Signal

December 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Sending out the Bat Signal

Since the discovery of a population of Northern long-eared bats on Nantucket in 2015, the Foundation’s Science and Stewardship Department has been working hard to understand how these bats use…

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