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Mr. Fowler’s Toad

By Danielle O'Dell | September 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Mr. Fowler’s Toad

As NCF staff worked together to weed the native plant garden at our office on Cliff Rd in mid-July, we were greeted by a most unexpected visitor – Maeve Kelley,…

Climate Change Awareness Month with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

By Jen Karberg | August 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Climate Change Awareness Month with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

For the past few years, the island of Nantucket has officially recognized September as Climate Change Awareness Month – a time to explore, understand and raise awareness about how climate…

A Whimbrel’s Journey

By Neil Foley | August 25, 2022 | Comments Off on A Whimbrel’s Journey

By Max Chalfin-Jacobs Every fall on Nantucket, millions of shorebirds make their way South for the winter. Birds that nested in the high Arctic tundra in Canada and Alaska journey…

Nesting Shorebird Season 2022….It’s a Wrap!

By Karen C. Beattie | August 5, 2022 | Comments Off on Nesting Shorebird Season 2022….It’s a Wrap!

Summer is certainly still in full swing here on Nantucket, with plenty of warm, sunny beach days ahead before the arrival of autumn. But for those of us who keep…

Meet this Year’s Shorebird and Ranger Team!

By Jen Karberg | July 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Meet this Year’s Shorebird and Ranger Team!

In our last blog post, we introduced our Seasonal Field Assistants for 2022. Each year we also hire seasonal staff to help ranger the properties and to monitor our rare…

Meet Our Seasonals!

By Jen Karberg | June 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Meet Our Seasonals!

Each year, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation hires 2-4 seasonal employees to help us get field work done. NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department has over 15 different projects exploring the unique…

NBI Science Showcase is Here: Come Explore Nantucket with Us!

By Jen Karberg | June 1, 2022 | Comments Off on NBI Science Showcase is Here: Come Explore Nantucket with Us!

The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) represents conservation organizations, naturalists, and researchers from across the island (including the Nantucket Conservation Foundation!) and every other we come together and invite the public…

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…