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Poison Ivy, Nantucket

Poison Ivy – A Master of Disguise

by Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Poison ivy, Toxicodendron radicans, is a native, woody plant prevalent throughout Nantucket. As the name implies, it is “toxic” or “poisonous” to the touch for many of the public. While 85 % of Americans are …

Foraging on Nantucket Island

Foraging for Fruit

by Dr. Sarah T. Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Berry season is upon us on Nantucket. While the strawberries have come and gone, there is a plethora of native, wild berries available for the picking. In and among the grasslands and heathlands of …

Wildflowers on Nantucket

Wildflowers on Nantucket

by Dr. Sarah T. Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Nantucket habitats are unique. Not only are they 30 miles out to sea, but the contiguous acreages of conservation land are home to a swath of statelisted and otherwise rare species. This includes birds, …