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January 2019

Nantucket’s Nightlife – Northern long-eared Bat Research

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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Free

Danielle O’Dell attached radio transmitters to 9 Northern long-eared bats in late fall 2018 Populations of the endangered Northern long-eared bat have been decimated all across New England due to the devastating effects of White-nose Syndrome. On Nantucket, however, our bats seem to be healthy and stable. Join Danielle O'Dell, Ecologist for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, to learn about the research the Foundation is conducting on Northern long-eared bats on Island. Along the way, you’ll learn some bat natural history,…

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February 2019

Winter Walks with Ranger Allen – Heart of the Middle Moors

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Nantucket,
FREE

This new walk explores the base of Altar Rock through the highlands of Norwood Farm. Follow paths through hidden valleys and view some of the distinctive kettle ponds that comprise this unique collection of rare habitats while learning about both native and geologic history. This event is FREE and open to the public but registration is required. Winter Walk Sign-Up

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Family Stay-cation Scavenger Hunt

February 23 @ 12:00 am - March 6 @ 11:59 pm
FREE

This FREE community event is a self-guided, self-paced exploration of highlighted NCF properties. Register online. Instructions packet will be emailed or available for pick up at the Foundation office (118 Cliff Rd) starting on February 22nd. Prizes available for completion of the scavenger hunt!

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March 2019

Winter Walks with Allen Reinhart- Tawpawshaw Bog

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
FREE

This walk explores a particularly scenic and hilly area in the Western section of the Middle Moors. Highlights include freshwater ponds in various stages of succession, interesting plant species, and stunning views of the Moors and Nantucket Harbor. This event is FREE and open to the public but registration is required. Winter Walk Sign-Up  

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April 2019

Family Stay-cation Scavenger Hunt

April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 4:30 pm
Free

This FREE community event is a self-guided, self-paced exploration of highlighted NCF properties. Register online. Instructions packet will be emailed or available for pick up at the Foundation office (118 Cliff Rd) starting on April 12th. Prizes available for completion of the scavenger hunt!

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Winter Walks with Allen Reinhart- The Serengeti

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Named ‘Nantucket’s Serengeti’ due to its undeniable visual similarity to the plains of eastern Africa, this stunning 400 acres of scrub oak shrubland constitutes the southern portion of our largest property, the Middle Moors. In an effort to restore grasslands, it has been mowed annually since 1998. This event is FREE and open to the…

Mornings for Members: Ram Pasture

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Membership Required

Ram Pasture 2.3 Miles Explore the southernmost end of the Foundation’s popular Sanford Farm. This area, rich in natural history, is also home to some of the island’s rarest plants and animals. Experience excellent views of open grasslands, the Head of the Plains, and the Atlantic Ocean. To sign up for this event please click…

Mornings for Members: Tawpawshaw Bog & Shawkemo Highlands

June 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Membership Required

Tawpawshaw Bog & Shawkemo Highlands 2.4 Miles This walk explores a particularly scenic and hilly area in the Western section of the Middle Moors. Highlights include freshwater ponds in various stages of succession, interesting plant species, and stunning views of the Moors and Nantucket Harbor. To sign up for this event please click here. Please…

Mornings for Members: TBA

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Membership Required

Miles To sign up for this event please click here. Please note that this program is reserved for up-to-date members of the Foundation. If you are not currently a member or are unsure about your membership status, you may call us at 508- 228-2884 or enroll here.

Mornings for Members: Western Moors (Scoot)

June 19 @ 8:30 am
Membership Required

Western Moors (Scoot*) 3.5 Miles Travel through a diverse area with freshwater ponds, hilly terrain, and views of Nantucket Harbor. Views from some of the Island’s highest vantage points will give participants an excellent reference point if they wish to return on their own. To sign up for this event please click here. Please note…

Mornings for Members: Massasoit Plains

June 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Membership Required

Massasoit Plains 2.9 Miles Join us for a walk through this remote area tucked away on the west end of the island and learn about the Foundation’s collaborative efforts with the Nantucket Land Bank to restore and maintain our unique grassland and heathland plant communities. To sign up for this event please click here. Please…