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Mornings for Members- Head of the Plains

Head of the Plains represents the largest, contiguous acreage of rare sandplain grassland habitat on our properties. Learn about the numerous rare plant and animal species found here and our restoration research and management using disk harrowing and native seed addition. 2.3 miles http://support.nantucketconservation.org/site/Calendar?id=101182&view=Detail

All Levels Outdoor Yoga Flow

This practice will be led by an instructor from Yoga 11:11 This is a 60 minute class moderately paced with mindful and controlled movement and breath. Emphasis is on lengthening postures and fluid breathing, smooth transitions, and cultivating focus. Class includes a gentle warm-up, 1 brief flow to warm the body, a short series of…

Guided Bike Tour- September

Join avid cyclist and Land Use Manager Jim Olney on a 7.5 mile tour of our popular bike trails in the Middle Moors. Registration is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please bring a helmet and a mountain bike suitable for rougher roads.

Native Plant Landscaping Tour

118 Cliff Rd 118 Cliff Rd, Nantucket, Massachusetts

Ever wonder how native plant landscaping might work in your yard? Diverse plantings of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, and grasses can boost your enjoyment of nature at home, while supporting wildlife and connecting conservation lands. NCF Botanist/Plant Ecologist Kelly Omand gives a tour of our office at 118 Cliff Rd to explore the changes we’ve…

Free

Mornings for Members- Squam Farm

Explore the retired pastures, forested paths, & 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. 1.6 miles http://support.nantucketconservation.org/site/Calendar?id=101178&view=Detail

Winter Walk- Tupancy Links

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Hear the story of restoring a golf course into the sprawling native grasslands they are today and the species that share it with us. Known as one of the best dog walking trails and sunset viewing spots on the island, come find new things to appreciate about this island treasure.

Winter Walk- Windswept Bog

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Join us for a guided walk around the bogs and forests of Windswept, a retired organic cranberry bog on a restoration journey back into more functioning wetland. Hear about the ecological history in the making for this island favorite and the cranberry culture that helped to sustain the families of Nantucket after the whaling era.

Winter Walk-Ram Pasture

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Explore the southernmost end of the Foundation’s popular Sanford Farm property, which is home to some of Nantucket’s rarest plants and animals. This area, which is also rich in cultural history, offers spectacular views of the ocean and the open grasslands of our adjacent Head of the Plains properties.

Winter Walk- Masquetuck

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Travel the short loop through a small, fascinating sunken hardwood forest that extends to the shores of West Polpis harbor with opportunities to see winter ducks, talk shellfish, and see the benefits to other residents of this ecologically rich area.

Winter Walk- Heart of the Middle Moors

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Wind through the scrubland and kettle hole ponds at the heart of Nantucket’s expansive Middle Moors. We’ll talk about the historic and ecological value of these isolated wetlands and see the protection of Nantucket’s open landscape in a new light.

Winter Walk- Walk to Altar Rock

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Traverse the Serengeti into the center of Nantucket’s Middle Moors on the first guided hike along our Walk to Altar Rock trail. Opening to expansive views of this Glacial outwash plain, hear about the ever-changing ecology of this landscape and see Nantucket’s hilly moraine in a new way.