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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Taking Attendance of Our Oystercatchers

April 7, 2022

There are many indicators of spring finally arriving on island. One of Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s favorite indicators is the sight of our migrating birds, especially the American Oystercatchers, returning to…

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Come Work with Us in 2022

March 28, 2022

Each year NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department hires an amazing seasonal field crew to help us work on the many, many ecological, management and restoration projects we conduct. In 2022,…

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Early Spring Botany: Hazelnuts

March 9, 2022

It may seem like March is a bleak wasteland as we wait for signs of spring, but if you pay close attention, you may discover that more is happening in…

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Moving Forward with Wetland Restoration at Windswept Bog

March 1, 2022

In 2019, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s (NCF) Board of Trustees decided to retire cranberry cultivation on the Foundation’s Windswept Bog property (located on Polpis Road) to pursue a watershed level…

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Nantucket Boy Scouts help Save the Bats!

February 11, 2022

Last summer, a local boy scout, Gabe Zinser, reached out to us at NCF in hopes that he could partner with us on his service project that will help him…

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World Wetland Day 2022: Value * Manage * Restore * Love

January 28, 2022

February 2nd has celebrated World Wetlands Day since 1997 to raise awareness of the importance of wetlands and the threats facing wetlands on a global scale. This date is the…

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2021 Nantucket Christmas Bird Count Results

January 19, 2022

The 67th Nantucket Christmas Count took place on January 2, 2022. Our island was divided up into 8 sections with a team assigned to each one with the common goal…

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Winter Botany: The Island’s Wintergreens

January 6, 2022

Nantucket is fortunate to have several species of native wintergreens that retain their foliage through the winter. They are actually easiest to learn to identify during the colder months when most other plants have dropped their leaves and it is easier to see through the understory.

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Join The Nantucket Christmas Bird Count!

December 14, 2021

Christmas Bird Count (CBC), one of the longest running citizen science projects in the world, is organized by the National Audubon Society. It was originally started in 1900’s by ornithologist…

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