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Successful Shorebird Season

August 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Successful Shorebird Season

It is August and the days are slowly growing shorter and the end of summer is approaching.  The shorebirds on Nantucket are getting ready to start their long journey south.  I am happy to report our efforts to protect the endangered & threatened species this year have yielded some very positive results.  The Piping Plover breeding pairs…

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Calling All Birders: We Need Your Help!

May 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Calling All Birders: We Need Your Help!

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation currently owns and maintains nearly one third of Nantucket’s open space. We know there are many birding hotpots within those 9,006 acres and we want to know what birds are being observed. The Science & Stewardship Department is looking to the local community and visitors for help with collecting this data.…

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Family Stay-cation Scavenger Hunt is a Success!

February 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Family Stay-cation Scavenger Hunt is a Success!

For February break Nantucket Conservation Foundation put together a fun family scavenger hunt for those who didn’t travel for vacation. We are happy to say this was extremely successful having almost 100 kids sign up! This free scavenger hunt was designed to get families outside and to explore six different properties owned by Nantucket Conservation…

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Nantucket’s Little Winter Warriors

January 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Nantucket’s Little Winter Warriors

It’s a well-known fact that most birds fly south for the winter. But what about our feathered friends that tough it out throughout the winter, how do they survive? Our backyard songbirds such as the Black-capped Chickadee or the Northern Cardinal survive by using instincts, species adaptations, and of course, with a little help from…

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Cormac Collier named new President & CEO of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

December 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Cormac Collier named new President & CEO of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

Cormac Collier, Executive Director of the Nantucket Land Council, has been named the new President & CEO of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Collier was selected after a nationwide search as a permanent replacement for former Executive Director Jim Lentowski, who retired in July 2018. “As we met with candidates from around the country, Cormac’s passion,…

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Will It Be A Snowy Winter?

November 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Will It Be A Snowy Winter?

Our favorite winter residents are back, the Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus)! The first sighting for Nantucket was at Smith’s Point this week. If you consider yourself a birder, or just an admirer, it is always thrilling to see these stunning birds of prey with their intense yellow eyes. Snowy Owl at Eel Point (Photo: Libby…

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