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Ecology Excursion – Birding Folger’s Marsh

A collaborative program between NCF, Egan Maritime and Linda Loring Nature Foundation explores the active birds and history of Folger’s Marsh. Viewing the marsh from Egan Maritime’s Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, this program showcases the importance of seabirds and waterfowl in storied maritime history, to enrich and inform membership of all 3 organizations. Register for…


Ecology Excursions – Nighttime Horseshoe Crab Walk

(1.0 mi) Join NCF’s Environmental Educator, Isaac Hersh, on an exciting new program at Little Neck in Madaket Harbor. Learn about our ongoing research at the height of horseshoe crab mating season and experience the ecology of Nantucket’s harbor-facing beaches at night. Get acquainted with some of the island’s nocturnal wildlife like horseshoe crabs, eels,…


Ecology Excursions – Folger’s Marsh Kayak Paddle

These popular paddles in collaboration with Egan Maritime are a spectacular opportunity to paddle through this beautiful and vibrant ecosystem at Folger’s Marsh. Drift along with our ecologists and better understand the true value of a saltmarsh ecosystem. Critically important for our coastal resiliency as an island and rich with biodiversity, these habitats take center…

Mornings for Members- Ram Pasture

(2.5 mi) Traverse the southernmost end of our popular Sanford Farm and Ram Pasture property and see why this is a must visit for many. Take in the spectacular views of the ocean and open grasslands in bloom while you hear about the rare and endangered species that thrive with our protection and management.


Guided Bike Tour- Middle Moors

(9 mi) Join avid cyclist and NCF Trustee Jim Meehan to tour the trails and dirt roads of the Middle Moors. Space is limited. Helmet and a mountain bike suitable for rough roads is required.


Mornings for Members- Tawpawshaw Bog & Shawkemo Highlands

June 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

(2.4 mi) This walk explores a scenic, hilly area in the Western section of Middle Moors. Highlights include freshwater ponds, interesting plant species, and stunning views of the Moors and Nantucket Harbor.

Ecology Excursions – Native Plant Landscaping Tour

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Visit the NCF office at 118 Cliff Road to learn how native shrubs, trees, wildflowers can find a home in your own yard. Planting native supports fascinating insects and wildlife, and connects conservation lands. NCF Plant Research Ecologist/Botanist Kelly Omand gives a tour of our office grounds showcasing the makeover of our office landscape, from…

Ecology Excursions – Folger’s Marsh Restoration Walk

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A new walk that explores climate change future adaptation while walking Folger’s Marsh. Dr. Jen Karberg will be joined by Leah Hill, Town of Nantucket’s Coastal Resilience Coordinator. Learn about current research and monitoring of this salt marsh and the Polpis Rd culvert which will help NCF and the Town of Nantucket plan restoration and…

23rd Annual Race for Open Space

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the 23rd Annual Race for Open Space! This 10k, 5k, or 2-mile walk takes you through some of the most beautiful trails on the island, all while raising awareness and funds for the year-round trail maintenance accomplished by our Land Management team. You do not want to miss this event!

Morning for Members- Windswept Bog

July 6 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

(1.3 mi) Following the recent completion of Phase 1 of our watershed-level wetland restoration of this former cranberry farm, we will discuss the bog’s history, showcase the work that just took place in early 2024, explain what Phase 2 of the project will entail this coming winter, and look forward to what Windswept could look…

Guided Bike Tour- Ram Pasture

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

(9 mi) Join avid cyclist and NCF Trustee Jim Meehan to tour the trails and dirt roads of Ram Pasture. Space is limited. Helmet and a mountain bike suitable for rough roads is required.