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Salt Marshes Buried Under Sand – Head of Hither Creek
**Update February 2019: Project Report on Hither Creek Hither Creek Washover and Salt Marsh Monitoring Report 2018 ** The photos and videos on social media October 30th, 2017 were dramatic. Ocean waves in Madaket washing over the dune separating Hither Creek … Continue reading
Bat Hibernation on Nantucket?
In 2015, to the great surprise and delight of the conservation community, we were able to add another species to the Island’s list of mammals – we confirmed the presence the Northern long-eared bat on Nantucket! It’s not very often … Continue reading
Wildflowers Signal Shift to Autumn
As the weather begins to hint of September crispness, there are a couple of island wildflowers that signal the shift. You’ll know that change is in the air when swamp rose mallow and sea lavender reach their peak. Swamp mallow … Continue reading
Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative: Understanding Nantucket’s Unique Biodiversity
While island’s various conservation organizations each have a slightly different niche, one commonality is that they each have science-minded folks on staff with a great diversity of talents and an interest in conserving part of what makes Nantucket special – … Continue reading
Looking for a Nantucket Earth Day Event? Spring Fest is Coming!
Earth Day 2017 (Saturday, April 22nd) is shaping up to be an interesting one, as people around the world come together to support both environmental awareness and science. While there isn’t an organized “March For Science” event planned for our … Continue reading
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Northern long-eared bats call Nantucket home!
The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) is a collaboration of scientists from local conservation organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions. One of our main goals is to support and facilitate biodiversity research on Nantucket, Tuckernuck and Muskeget Islands and surrounding waters … Continue reading
Voracious viburnum beetle has arrived
*Please note, this blog post was originally published in The Inquirer and Mirror on July 28th, 2016 on pg 11B in the article series called Island Ecology. The Foundation’s Science staff will be regularly contributing to our local newspaper and … Continue reading
Celebrating Local Color: Native Wildflowers at Work!
A recent NCF “Mornings for Members” walk at Windswept Bog (free to members of NCF with signup) highlighted some of our most beautiful native wildflowers. Natives are plants that arrived in a region without human help and in most cases … Continue reading
Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative’s Citizen Science Event
Who’s your Scientist?!! Over the weekend of June 10-12th, the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative invites you to participate in our Citizen Science Weekend to learn more about the research that is being conducted on Nantucket by local scientists and how you can be … Continue reading
Woodcocks in Spring — A Whirlwind Courtship Every Time!
Early spring is here: now’s the time to find male American Woodcocks (Scolopax minor) putting on impressive aerial displays to attract a mate. There are a number of locations around the island where you can catch a glimpse of this … Continue reading