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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