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Taking Attendance of Our Oystercatchers

By Neil Foley | 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 Neil Foley | 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 Neil Foley | 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…