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Category Archives: Research by Collaborators
Tiny insects may save island’s black oaks
Over the last few years, homeowners and land managers have been watching the increasing insect damage to the island’s black oak trees. Last year, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and the Nantucket Land Council teamed up to fund a student research … Continue reading
Posted in Forests, Habitat Management, Insects, Research by Collaborators, Trees, Uncategorized Tagged beneficial insects, Black Oak, DNA barcoding, forest insects 1 Comment
What’s Ailing Nantucket’s Black Oaks?
By Kelly A. Omand If you spend a lot of time looking upwards in the forests of Nantucket, you may have observed something sinister occurring in the canopy of our black oak (Quercus velutina) trees. When first noticed several years … Continue reading
Posted in Botany, Field Season, Forests, Native Plants, Natural History, Research by Collaborators, Trees 1 Comment
Report Nantucket Bat Sightings!
GOT BATS? We want to hear of your sightings! Zara Dowling, a graduate student at UMass-Amherst, received a research grant from the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative this spring to study and document the bat species on Nantucket. Zara has been working … Continue reading
Welcome Back, Old Friends!
Spring is a special time on Nantucket for those of us who live here year round. The days are getting longer, and there is a bit of light at the end of the winter tunnel – because no matter what … Continue reading
What are those towers on Coatue and Eel Point all about?
The automated radio telemetry station in First Bend on Coatue (the flags on the guy wires are to prevent birds from flying into them). During the past few weeks, we have been getting some phone calls here at the Foundation’s … Continue reading