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What’s New In Nature: Flowering Goldenrods

September 23, 2015 / Comments Off on What’s New In Nature: Flowering Goldenrods

Once the yellow of the goldenrod flowers begins popping up in Nantucket’s grasslands and through the road edges in the Middle Moors fall weather is not fall behind. Goldenrods are…

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What’s New in Nature: Meadow Vole

August 19, 2015 / Comments Off on What’s New in Nature: Meadow Vole

Meadow Vole, (Microtus pennsylvanicus) The meadow vole, or meadow/field mouse, is a common species of small mammal on Nantucket and across the northern United States and Canada. As the name implies, this…

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What’s New in Nature: Queen Anne’s Lace

August 12, 2015 / Comments Off on What’s New in Nature: Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) Flowering July-August A colonist from Europe, Queen Anne’s Lace is a familiar sight in old fields and along roadsides and can be found throughout Nantucket. …

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What’s New In Nature: Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium superbum)

August 5, 2015 / Comments Off on What’s New In Nature: Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium superbum)

Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium superbum) Flowering July-August Turk’s cap lily is a rare but spectacular sight in the Polpis area of Nantucket, where it grows in shrubby edge habitat. The…

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What’s New in Nature: Grey Catbird

July 29, 2015 / Comments Off on What’s New in Nature: Grey Catbird

Grey Catbird (Dumetella caroliniensis) To be seen and not heard, is certainly not part of the upbringing of these feisty chatterboxes.  As soon as you near, they are sure to…

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What’s New In Nature: Orange Milkweed

July 22, 2015 / Comments Off on What’s New In Nature: Orange Milkweed

Flowering now! Orange Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), also known as  “Butterfly Weed,” attracts a wide variety of butterfly species with its showy flowers and abundant nectar. This gorgeous and unique plant is…

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Controlling Phragmites with Salinity

March 20, 2015 / Comments Off on Controlling Phragmites with Salinity

*This research was recently published in the journal Wetland Science and Practice. The full article is available here: PhragmitesGreenhouseWSP Among invasive, non-native wetland plants in North America, Common reed (Phragmites australis);…

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Restoring Illegally Created Trails on Foundation Properties

November 19, 2014 /

Working for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Science and Stewardship Department, we spend a large portion of our time maintaining and restoring Foundation properties as favorable habitats for rare plants and animals through…

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Meet our new Seasonal Field Assistants and Volunteer

June 10, 2014 / Comments Off on Meet our new Seasonal Field Assistants and Volunteer

Plants are starting to flower, spotted turtles are moving around and our 2014 field season is in full swing.  Each year we hire a crew of seasonal field assistants to…

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Carnivorous, Insect Eating Plants – Right here on Nantucket

April 1, 2014 /

by Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor Plants are remarkable at adapting to their environments and finding a way to survive in a seemingly impossible place.  Carnivory in plants, the ability…

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