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Tag Archives: Natural History
By Sara Mack, NCF Science & Stewardship Volunteer Last week, my coworker Andee and I set out to Almanack Pond to check for two rare plant species. As a volunteer with the Science and Stewardship department this summer, one … Continue reading
Sailing into Science with NBI this Summer
This coming weekend (July 25-27th) will be a busy one for island scientists, and you can join us in our work! The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI), which is made up of Nantucket’s conservation organizations, has scheduled a number of events … Continue reading
Fires of Spring
Green is the color that most of us associate with spring and early summer- but in some of the island’s conservation areas, black is the first color of the season. Spring and fall are when many open space managers in … Continue reading
Posted in Prescribed Fire Tagged land use history, native plants, Natural History, prescribed fire, restoration, sandplain grasslands 1 Comment
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
Exploring Squam Forest with UMass Boston “Nantucket Semester” students
This winter, Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Science & Stewardship Research Technician/Field Supervisor Kelly Omand has been working with two students from the UMass Boston “Nantucket Semester” program that links in with our local UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station, on a focused research project … Continue reading
Winter Natural History Mysteries
Now that it’s officially cold and blustery outside, it’s tempting to stay indoors all the time and wait until spring to visit your favorite nature areas and beaches. But there’s always something to see on the trails, shores, and ponds around Nantucket. … Continue reading
Posted in Natural History, Nature Books, Nature Journaling, Winter Tagged Natural History, Nature Journaling, Winter World, Witches broom Leave a comment