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Tag Archives: invasive species
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
Garlic Mustard: Friend or Foe in the Battle Against Deer Ticks?
Recently I heard a provocative statement to the effect that “garlic mustard is Mother Nature’s way of getting rid of deer ticks.” Naturally I needed to find out more. Could this actually be true? After spending hundreds of hours working with field … Continue reading
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
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
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
Mute Swans (Cygnus olor)
The mute swan is the largest waterfowl species found on Nantucket but is actually not a native species to the United States. Valued for its beauty and aesthetic appeal, it was brought here from its native Eurasia and was … Continue reading
Posted in Invasive Species Tagged invasive species, Mute Swans, Nantucket 4 Comments
Nantucket Students Learn About Island Invasive Plants
Environmental Science students at Nantucket High School (NHS) have been studying the ecological impacts of non-native invasive species around the world. Just before the holidays, Research Technician/Field Supervisor Kelly Omand, a member of NCF’s year-round Science and Stewardship staff, visited the … Continue reading
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Nantucket’s Most Wanted Turtles!
As implied in the first line of our last post, there are also at least two species of turtles that call Nantucket home that are not native to the island. Non-native species are those that are not naturally part of … Continue reading
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