Freshwater Wetlands Breathe Life Around the Island

By Dr Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor 30 miles off the mainland, anchored in the Atlantic Ocean, Nantucketer’s know better than many how water shapes our natural world. Wetlands are the places where water comes in contact with land and surrounded by the ocean and our many harbors, it can be easy to think that…

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Winter Walk: Kettle Ponds of the Middle Moors

This walk explores the ponds, heathlands, and forested paths of the western Middle Moors. Learn about the glacial history, cultural importance, and current ecology of this expansive yet hidden trail system. A true adventure for those interested in exploring the largest contiguous swath of conservation land on Nantucket! **Space is limited due to Covid-19 Restrictions,…

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Botanizing on Nantucket

By: Katherine Culatta, Seasonal Botany/Ecology Field Assistant One of the most exciting things that can happen to a botanist is to stumble across an unfamiliar plant and puzzle over its identity, working though guide books, dichotomous keys, and consultations with fellow plant enthusiasts.  When I’m solving the identity of mystery plants, I feel like a…

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