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Pond Management Progress at Capaum and Gibbs Ponds

By Karen C. Beattie | May 15, 2023 | Comments Off on Pond Management Progress at Capaum and Gibbs Ponds

The management of freshwater ponds that abut our protected conservation lands has been an increasing area of focus over the past several years for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Science and…

They’re Back! But Did They Even Leave-?

By Karen C. Beattie | March 14, 2023 | Comments Off on They’re Back! But Did They Even Leave-?

Although it is only March, our Science and Stewardship Department staff have been busy hiring and gearing up for the arrival of our seasonal ecology staff and the start of…

Whoooo’s on Nantucket?

By Karen C. Beattie | October 28, 2022 | Comments Off on Whoooo’s on Nantucket?

Over the next few days, there will be Halloween celebrations happening around the island with lots of spooky decorations that often include wildlife themes. At this time of year, bats…

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…