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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…

Winter Botany: The Island’s Wintergreens

By Kelly A. Omand | January 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Winter Botany: The Island’s Wintergreens

Nantucket is fortunate to have several species of native wintergreens that retain their foliage through the winter. They are actually easiest to learn to identify during the colder months when most other plants have dropped their leaves and it is easier to see through the understory.

Join The Nantucket Christmas Bird Count!

By Libby Buck | December 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Join The Nantucket Christmas Bird Count!

Christmas Bird Count (CBC), one of the longest running citizen science projects in the world, is organized by the National Audubon Society. It was originally started in 1900’s by ornithologist…

Oyster Castles Fighting Climate Change on Nantucket Island

By Jen Karberg | November 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Oyster Castles Fighting Climate Change on Nantucket Island

By Dr. Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor This November, Nantucket Conservation Foundation, in collaboration with the Town of Nantucket Natural Resource Department, completed the final step in a 2 year…

Autumn Lore and International Bat Week

By Danielle O'Dell | October 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Autumn Lore and International Bat Week

Autumn Lore by Kathleen Jenks As autumn returns to earth’s northern hemisphere, and day and night are briefly, but perfectly, balanced at the equinox, may we remember anew how fragile…

There’s a New Banding Station in Town!

By Libby Buck | October 14, 2021 | Comments Off on There’s a New Banding Station in Town!

Nantucket Conservation Foundation has begun a new and exciting project. We have created and opened our own bird banding station! There are many bird banding stations all over the world,…

Going Wild in Our Landscape: Season 2

By Kelly A. Omand | September 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Going Wild in Our Landscape: Season 2

Last November I reported on the beginning stages of a big “Landscaping Makeover” at the NCF office at 118 Cliff Road. This long-awaited renovation allowed us to incorporate areas with…

It’s Harvest Time!

By Karen C. Beattie | September 17, 2021 | Comments Off on It’s Harvest Time!

Although the calendar says that we still have a few days of summer left, fall is definitely in the air. The days are shorter, the nights are cooler, the humidity…

Madequecham Valley Wetland Biodiversity

By Danielle O'Dell | September 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Madequecham Valley Wetland Biodiversity

In 2013, NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department started down the road of a wetland restoration project in Madequecham Valley that at the time seemed incredibly daunting. We idealistically set out…

Exploring Climate Change On Nantucket Island

By Jen Karberg | August 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Exploring Climate Change On Nantucket Island

By Dr. Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor This summer saw the release of the the first section of the IPCC’s (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) sixth comprehensive assessment. The assessment…