Tag Archives: Nantucket

Meet Our 2016 Seasonal Research Field Assistants

Each year, the NCF Science and Stewardship Department hires a few lucky and talented people to help us through the field season with all of our various research, monitoring and restoration projects. We try to hire individuals with a passion … Continue reading

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Osprey Nesting at Eel Point

by: Libby Buck, NCF Shorebird Monitor For the past three seasons, there has been resident pair of Ospreys nesting on the ground at Eel Point. This is a very rare occurrence, since Ospreys typically nest off the ground in an … Continue reading

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Broom crowberry – Nantucket’s first native flower of spring

The daffodils and crocuses may already be popping up around town in  sunny spots but most of the native plants in Nantucket’s moors, grasslands and forests are still waiting for warmer and longer days to flower. Except for one! Hiding … Continue reading

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The Six Snakes of Nantucket

The first American Oystercatchers have arrived back to Jetties Beach, mourning doves are building nests right outside the Conservation Foundation office windows, and the increase of early morning bird song surely means that spring is on its way, whether it feels like … Continue reading

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MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Funding Approved!

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation recently received the news that we have been awarded a $20,357 grant to undertake a sandplain heathland management project on our Head of the Plains properties in the southwest portion of the island. This funding comes … Continue reading

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Late Fall Color: Fruit, not Foliage!

Recent rainy and windy weather may have finished off most of our autumn leaves, but there’s still plenty of color across the Nantucket landscape. The Science & Stewardship staff at NCF would like to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving, and … Continue reading

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Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative and the Biennial Research Conference!

The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative is a group built of members of all of the various conservation, research, and ecology groups on Nantucket. For such a small island, there are a lot of different groups interested in and investing in protecting … Continue reading

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My Summer Work on Nantucket!

By: Kaitlyn Evans, NCF Seasonal Botany Field Research Assistant This summer I had the privilege of working on Nantucket as seasonal botany/ecology field assistant. I was able to participate in many different projects within the science department. These projects included … Continue reading

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What’s New In Nature: Osprey

Osprey, (Pandion haliaetus) Osprey, also known as fish hawks, are one of Nantucket’s most iconic birds of prey. They nest predominantly on platforms erected adjacent to beaches and ponds. Although dead trees can serve as naturally-occurring nest sites, this species seems … Continue reading

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What’s New In Nature: New England Blazing Star

New England Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa var. novae angliae) Flowering August-September Native to the northeastern United States, New England blazing star is a showy wildflower with star-like clusters of brilliant purple florets arranged on an upright stalk. Found only in Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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