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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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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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Two cases of White-nose Syndrome found on Nantucket Bats this Spring

April 22, 2022

Sunday, April 17th was International Bat Appreciation Day and I was remiss in publicly honoring Nantucket’s bats! Northern long-eared, Red, Hoary, Silver-haired and Big Brown Bats make up the diversity…

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Autumn Lore and International Bat Week

October 22, 2021

Autumn Lore by Kathleen Jenks As autumn returns to earth’s northern hemisphere, and day and night are briefly, but perfectly, balanced at the equinox, may we remember anew how fragile…

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A Safe & Fun 4th of July on Coatue

July 1, 2021

Here’s your friendly annual reminder before the 4th of July this weekend. The weather doesn’t look superb, but our threatened shorebirds on Coatue are still in need of protection, space,…

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Protecting Nantucket’s Rare Species: What, How and Why?

May 17, 2021

Nantucket is home to a remarkably high number of rare and endangered species. These plants and animals occur here for many of the same reasons that people find Nantucket so…

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Survival Strategies for Wildlife in Winter

February 11, 2021

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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Oyster Reefs and Salt Marsh Resilience

November 24, 2020

By Dr Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor On an island like Nantucket it’s hard lately to not read something about climate change, sea level rise, coastal resilience, erosion, etc. These…

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