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Mornings for Members- Squam Swamp

A return to guided walks at this island favorite! Be prepared for some adventurous, mucky, uneven trails while you hear about the ecological bounty tucked in the vernal pools and Red Maple swamps of this striking forest. Uniquely shaped trees and vibrant seasonal sights await in the forests of Squam. 1.8 miles http://support.nantucketconservation.org/site/Calendar?id=101144&view=Detail

Exploring Salt Marsh Restoration and Oyster Reef Resilience with the NCF Science Staff

Part of the 2022 Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Science Showcase A tour into the Salt marsh to learn about a long-term and large scale salt marsh restoration success story. We will then follow as the story evolves with climate change and recent restoration efforts including building MA's first oyster castle-based oyster reef for coastal resilience. We…

Squam Forest in Spring

Join NCF botanist and ecologist Kelly Omand for a loop tour, beginning with the more open landscapes of Squam Farm, visiting Squam Swamp, and returning to the starting location. Learn the spring and early summer wildflowers of our forests and fields and view the forest in the early season just after leaves have emerged. http://support.nantucketconservation.org/site/Calendar?id=101156&view=Detail

Mornings for Members- Windswept Bog

A guided walk around the bogs and forests of Windswept, a recently retired cranberry bog being restored back to a useful, productive wetland. Hear about the ecological history in the making for this island favorite and the cranberry culture that helped sustain Nantucket families after the whaling era. 2.4 Miles http://support.nantucketconservation.org/site/Calendar?id=101146&view=Detail

Mornings for Members- Windswept Bog

A guided walk around the bogs and forests of Windswept, a recently retired cranberry bog being restored back to a useful, productive wetland. Hear about the ecological history in the making for this island favorite and the cranberry culture that helped sustain Nantucket families after the whaling era. 2.4 Miles http://support.nantucketconservation.org/site/Calendar?id=101149&view=Detail

Ecology Excursions – Polpis Harbor Kayak Paddle

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$40

Join Dr. Jen Karberg and staff from the Town of Nantucket’s Natural Resources Department to paddle Polpis Harbor and learn about harbor health, saltmarsh ecology and nature-based resilience solutions using oyster reefs. See NCF’s saltmarsh restoration from the water and paddle past our inter-tidal oyster reef, the first of its kind in Massachusetts. Water, sun,…

Ecology Excursions – Shorebird Walk

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Take a beautiful beach walk out to Eel Point and see shorebird conservation in action. Led by ecologist Neil Foley and our wildlife technician Gracie Bell, visit an important breeding site, learn about the nesting ecology of our annual residents, and appreciate their complex journey of protection. Open to all birding levels. This walk will…

Ecology Excursions – Native Plant Landscaping Tour

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

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…

Mornings for Members- Kettle Hole Ponds of the Western Moors

July 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

(1.8 mi) A great introduction to the diverse wetlands across the Middle Moors. Hear about the formation and ecology of the freshwater ponds sunken into this glacial landscape, the rare plants that thrive there, and the cultural importance of kettle ponds.

Mornings for Members- Squam Farm

August 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

(1.6 mi) Explore the retired pastures, forested paths and hidden wetlands of this spectacular property. Located off Quidnet Rd, this former farmland was used for a 10-year study of the ecological effects of sheep grazing on the island’s landscape. See how rare plant species re-established in this secluded spot. http://support.nantucketconservation.org/site/Calendar?id=101721&view=Detail

Mornings for Members- Squam Farm

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

(1.6 mi) Explore the retired pastures, forested paths and hidden wetlands of this spectacular property. Located off Quidnet Rd, this former farmland was used for a 10-year study of the ecological effects of sheep grazing on the island’s landscape. See how rare plant species re-established in this secluded spot. http://support.nantucketconservation.org/site/Calendar?id=101781&view=Detail