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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
Posted in Botany Tagged Barnard Valley Rd, Broom crowberry, Corema, Corema conradii, Nantucket, prescribed fire, Spring flowers Leave a comment
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
Less Shrubs and Moor Views
Take a walk in the northwestern portion of our vast Middle Moors property holdings this winter, and you will see that the landscape in this area has been opened up dramatically. This brushcutting management work is being undertaken by Foundation … 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
Intro to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation
The Nantucket Conservation Foundation is a non-profit group on Nantucket Island (30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod!). NCF was founded in 1963 and started out acquiring land and open space to protect it from development. We currently own … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged mission statement, NCF, prescribed fire 1 Comment