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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Finding Horseshoe Crabs on the Beach? Here’s how to help!

Its spring on Nantucket and as we return to the island’s beaches, there are many treasures to find! This year, the really low tides around our full and new moons,…

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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…

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