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Very Hungry Vertebrates | Nantucket, MA

Visit the Animals All Winter

The Maria Mitchell Association is excited to announce that the Natural Science Museum will be open on Saturdays this winter from 10 am to 2 pm, with an early morning program called Very Hungry Vertebrates. “We are delighted to offer year-round families and winter visitors an opportunity to enjoy our …

NRTA Wave | Nantucket, MA

Celebrating Service Year-Round

by Carl Oscar Olson In spite of it’s relatively small size, Nantucket can still be a challenge to traverse. Fortunately, for residents and visitors of our small island, Nantucket Regional Transit Authority is here to help us all on our way. NRTA got their start back in 1993, and two …

rosehips | Nantucket, MA

Where the Wild Things Are

by Carl Oscar Olson Before European settlers arrived on Nantucket, the island was inhabited by the indigenous Wampanoag people. They numbered in the thousands and thrived not only due to their cultivation of corn and beans, but because of the richness of the environment around them. With the convenience of …

Nantucket Garden Club | Nantucket, MA

Views Rarely Seen

This Wednesday, August 8, from 11 am to 4 pm (rain or shine) the Nantucket Garden Club will hold its 64th annual House and Garden Tour entitled “A ’Sconset Experience.” Selected by members of the Garden Club’s House Tour Committee, the seven homes on this year’s tour in the village …

pollinators | Nantucket, MA

Plight of Pollinators

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation While honeybees get most of the attention, pollinators actually include anything that moves pollen from one plant to another; namely bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, birds, small mammals, bats, and even some lizards. On Nantucket, …

Firefly | Nantucket, MA

Join the Firefly Watch

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation It’s lightning bug season on Nantucket, and the evening sky is now even more exciting. Lighting bugs, or fireflies, have been lighting up the evening skies since around the fourth of July (perhaps a …