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Tag Archives: spotted turtles
Meet our new Seasonal Field Assistants and Volunteer
Plants are starting to flower, spotted turtles are moving around and our 2014 field season is in full swing. Each year we hire a crew of seasonal field assistants to help us conduct all of the field work required by … Continue reading
Signs of Spring!
After a long, cold and snowy winter on Nantucket, it’s nice to look forward to the coming of spring! Here are our top 10 sure signs that spring has arrived! 1. American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) The distinctive mating ritual of … Continue reading
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Winter and Spotted Turtles in Medouie
With the dwindling daylight and cooling fall temperatures, the spotted turtles of Medouie Creek have been preparing for hibernation for some time now. While we humans have enjoyed a beautiful warm and dry fall, the turtles are in need of … Continue reading
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Summer and Spotted Turtles
June was nesting season for spotted turtles as well as other turtle species on Nantucket. Numerous reports of nesting turtles and turtles on the move towards nesting sites were pouring in throughout the month! While we were not able to … Continue reading
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Meet the Turtles of Medouie
In November 2012, NCF participated in the #SciFund Challenge – a crowdfunding entertprise to help use raise money to support our spotted turtle research at our Medouie Creek property. You can read all of about the challenge here. Since the … Continue reading
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Spring is finally here!
Nothing says spring like evening choruses of spring peepers! With all the rain earlier this spring, these little trillers were reported peeping away on Nantucket in early March. But for me, spring doesn’t truly arrive until I find my first … Continue reading
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