Botanizing on Nantucket

October 27, 2014 /

By: Katherine Culatta, Seasonal Botany/Ecology Field Assistant One of the most exciting things that can happen to a botanist is to stumble across an unfamiliar plant and puzzle over its…

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A Field Season on Nantucket

October 20, 2014 / Comments Off on A Field Season on Nantucket

by Andee Brendalen, Seasonal Botany Field Assistant This summer I served as a botany/ecology field assistant for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. My duties included conducting plant surveys, vegetation community surveys,…

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Summer of the NCF Shorebird Monitor

September 17, 2014 / Comments Off on Summer of the NCF Shorebird Monitor

By Libby Buck, Shorebird Monitor and Invasive Species Field Assistant I have a very unique position at Nantucket Conservation Foundation. For the first part of the season I was the…

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A Summer on Coatue

September 2, 2014 / Comments Off on A Summer on Coatue

By Neil Foley, NCF Coatue Ranger/Shorebird Monitor Those who have had the opportunity to visit Coatue this time of the year know how gorgeous and interesting the property is, separated…

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Blueberry Season

August 22, 2014 /

  By Sara Mack, NCF Science & Stewardship Volunteer Last week, my coworker Andee and I set out to Almanack Pond to check for two rare plant species. As a…

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Sailing into Science with NBI this Summer

July 21, 2014 / Comments Off on Sailing into Science with NBI this Summer

This coming weekend (July 25-27th) will be a busy one for island scientists, and you can join us in our work! The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI), which is made up…

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Meet the Turtles of Medouie

May 30, 2013 / Comments Off on Meet the Turtles of Medouie

In November 2012, NCF participated in the #SciFund Challenge – a crowdfunding entertprise to help use raise money to support our spotted turtle research at our Medouie Creek property.  You…

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When Why and How We Shear the Sheep

April 12, 2013 /

Some of the most popular questions I receive are:  Do we shear the sheep?  Why do we shear the sheep?  When do we shear the sheep?  How do we shear…

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Where do the NCF Sheep Spend the Winter?

January 31, 2013 / Comments Off on Where do the NCF Sheep Spend the Winter?

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation maintains a flock of sheep at Squam Farm as part of our conservation efforts.  You can read more about how effective sheep can be as a…

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SciFund 100% Club!

November 26, 2012 / Comments Off on SciFund 100% Club!

Wow! With 19 days remaining, we have already exceeded our goal of raising $2000 through the #SciFund Challenge. We are incredibly grateful for all the support for our project. Of…

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