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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 … Continue reading
A Field Season on Nantucket
by Andee Brendalen, Seasonal Botany Field Assistant This summer I served as a botany/ecology field assistant for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. My duties included conducting plant surveys, vegetation community surveys, tracking spotted turtles, monitoring horseshoe crab populations during spawning, and … Continue reading
Summer of the NCF Shorebird Monitor
By Libby Buck, Shorebird Monitor and Invasive Species Field Assistant I have a very unique position at Nantucket Conservation Foundation. For the first part of the season I was the Shorebird Monitor and as the shorebird season wound down, I … Continue reading
A Summer on Coatue
By Neil Foley, NCF Coatue Ranger/Shorebird Monitor Those who have had the opportunity to visit Coatue this time of the year know how gorgeous and interesting the property is, separated from the bustle of downtown and covered in windswept cedars, … Continue reading
By Sara Mack, NCF Science & Stewardship Volunteer Last week, my coworker Andee and I set out to Almanack Pond to check for two rare plant species. As a volunteer with the Science and Stewardship department this summer, one … Continue reading
Sailing into Science with NBI this Summer
This coming weekend (July 25-27th) will be a busy one for island scientists, and you can join us in our work! The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI), which is made up of Nantucket’s conservation organizations, has scheduled a number of events … Continue reading
Meet the Turtles of Medouie
In November 2012, NCF participated in the #SciFund Challenge – a crowdfunding entertprise to help use raise money to support our spotted turtle research at our Medouie Creek property. You can read all of about the challenge here. Since the … Continue reading
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SciFund 100% Club!
Wow! With 19 days remaining, we have already exceeded our goal of raising $2000 through the #SciFund Challenge. We are incredibly grateful for all the support for our project. Of course, we are still seeking donations, so please still consider … Continue reading
Getting closer – Thank you!
Our #SciFund Challenge to crowdfund for spotted turtle research on Nantucket is taking off. We have been making new friends on facebook and getting new followers on twitter (@ncfscience) – all great ways to keep tabs on our research and … Continue reading
Tracking spotted turtles is hard work….
A few months ago, NCF’s primary turtle expert decided to attach a GoPro camera to the top of a hard hat and set off into the scrub oak to show what it’s like to track turtles through the shrubby wetlands … Continue reading