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Whoooo’s on Nantucket?

October 28, 2022

Over the next few days, there will be Halloween celebrations happening around the island with lots of spooky decorations that often include wildlife themes. At this time of year, bats…

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Mr. Fowler’s Toad

September 16, 2022

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 Awareness Month with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

August 30, 2022

For the past few years, the island of Nantucket has officially recognized September as Climate Change Awareness Month – a time to explore, understand and raise awareness about how climate…

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A Whimbrel’s Journey

August 25, 2022

By Max Chalfin-Jacobs Every fall on Nantucket, millions of shorebirds make their way South for the winter. Birds that nested in the high Arctic tundra in Canada and Alaska journey…

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Nesting Shorebird Season 2022….It’s a Wrap!

August 5, 2022

Summer is certainly still in full swing here on Nantucket, with plenty of warm, sunny beach days ahead before the arrival of autumn. But for those of us who keep…

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Meet this Year’s Shorebird and Ranger Team!

July 14, 2022

In our last blog post, we introduced our Seasonal Field Assistants for 2022. Each year we also hire seasonal staff to help ranger the properties and to monitor our rare…

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Meet Our Seasonals!

June 30, 2022

Each year, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation hires 2-4 seasonal employees to help us get field work done. NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department has over 15 different projects exploring the unique…

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NBI Science Showcase is Here: Come Explore Nantucket with Us!

June 1, 2022

The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) represents conservation organizations, naturalists, and researchers from across the island (including the Nantucket Conservation Foundation!) and every other we come together and invite the public…

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Knotweed on Nantucket: Biocontrol Possibilities

May 18, 2022

Got Knotweed? There’s a good chance knotweed is one of those plants you’re battling in your yard…and if not, it’s practically guaranteed there’s some in your neighborhood. It’s one of…

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Climate Change Driving Northward Expansion of Southern Pine Beetle Populations

May 6, 2022

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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