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Knotweed on Nantucket: Biocontrol Possibilities

By Kelly A. Omand | May 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Knotweed on Nantucket: Biocontrol Possibilities

Got Knotweed? There’s a good chance knotweed is one of those plants you’re battling in your yard…and if not, it’s practically guaranteed there’s some in your neighborhood. It’s one of…

Climate Change Driving Northward Expansion of Southern Pine Beetle Populations

By Danielle O'Dell | May 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Climate Change Driving Northward Expansion of Southern Pine Beetle Populations

Since 2018, biologists from the Forest Health Program at the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation have been conducting surveillance trapping for southern pine beetles on Nantucket. You may have…

Two cases of White-nose Syndrome found on Nantucket Bats this Spring

By Danielle O'Dell | April 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Two cases of White-nose Syndrome found on Nantucket Bats this Spring

Sunday, April 17th was International Bat Appreciation Day and I was remiss in publicly honoring Nantucket’s bats! Northern long-eared, Red, Hoary, Silver-haired and Big Brown Bats make up the diversity…

Taking Attendance of Our Oystercatchers

By Libby Buck | April 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Taking Attendance of Our Oystercatchers

There are many indicators of spring finally arriving on island. One of Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s favorite indicators is the sight of our migrating birds, especially the American Oystercatchers, returning to…

Come Work with Us in 2022

By Jen Karberg | March 28, 2022 | Comments Off on Come Work with Us in 2022

Each year NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department hires an amazing seasonal field crew to help us work on the many, many ecological, management and restoration projects we conduct. In 2022,…

Early Spring Botany: Hazelnuts

By Kelly A. Omand | March 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Early Spring Botany: Hazelnuts

It may seem like March is a bleak wasteland as we wait for signs of spring, but if you pay close attention, you may discover that more is happening in…

Moving Forward with Wetland Restoration at Windswept Bog

By Karen C. Beattie | March 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Moving Forward with Wetland Restoration at Windswept Bog

In 2019, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s (NCF) Board of Trustees decided to retire cranberry cultivation on the Foundation’s Windswept Bog property (located on Polpis Road) to pursue a watershed level…

Nantucket Boy Scouts help Save the Bats!

By Danielle O'Dell | February 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Nantucket Boy Scouts help Save the Bats!

Last summer, a local boy scout, Gabe Zinser, reached out to us at NCF in hopes that he could partner with us on his service project that will help him…

World Wetland Day 2022: Value * Manage * Restore * Love

By Jen Karberg | January 28, 2022 | Comments Off on World Wetland Day 2022: Value * Manage * Restore * Love

February 2nd has celebrated World Wetlands Day since 1997 to raise awareness of the importance of wetlands and the threats facing wetlands on a global scale. This date is the…

2021 Nantucket Christmas Bird Count Results

By Libby Buck | January 19, 2022 | Comments Off on 2021 Nantucket Christmas Bird Count Results

The 67th Nantucket Christmas Count took place on January 2, 2022. Our island was divided up into 8 sections with a team assigned to each one with the common goal…