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Tag Archives: botany
Island Solitaire: A Ranger’s Summer on Coatue
By Neil Foley, Coatue Ranger and Shorebird Monitor Another Nantucket summer is coming to a close along with a successful shorebird breeding season on Coatue. The landscape changes from Juno and the stormy winter have been noticeable to the NCF … Continue reading
Posted in Field Season Tagged American oystercatcher, botany, Coatue, color bands, field assistants, field season, field work 3 Comments
Welcome to NCF’s 2015 Seasonal Botany Field Assistants
Each summer, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation hires two seasonal botany field assistants to help us collect data on a variety of projects throughout the field season. This year, we are very lucky to have Natalie Pawlikowski and Kaitlyn Evans joining … Continue reading
Spring Happenings at Squam Farm
By Connie Helstosky, NCF Sheep Grazing Project Technician Greetings from Squam Farm! This past fall I made the decision to not breed the ewes. Therefore, there will be no lambs this year out at Squam Farm. I do look forward … Continue reading
Posted in Sheep Tagged botany, Department of Science and Stewardship, Nantucket sheep, sheep grazing, sheep nutrition, sheep shearing 1 Comment
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
2013: A Good Year for Science at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation!
Happy New Year everyone! New Years is a good time to take a moment to reflect on the year that has just passed and make plans for the future. During these winter months in between field seasons, our year-round Science … Continue reading
Posted in Field Season Tagged botany, Forests, invasive species, nantucket wildlife, native plants, restoration, sandplain grasslands, Sheep, shorebirds, Strategic planning, trees Leave a comment
NCF Science and Stewardship is Hiring for the 2014 Field Season!
Through this blog, we have explored the various and unique research and field work projects that NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department is involved in. It would be impossible for us to complete all of this work without the assistance of … Continue reading
Posted in Field Season Tagged botany, conservation jobs, field assistant, hiring, shorebird monitor Leave a comment