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Fish Hawks | Nantucket, MA

Call of the Osprey

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Osprey, (Pandion haliaetus) also known as Fish Hawks, are abundant on Nantucket this time of year. Their calls are familiar along most ponds and wetlands. Their nesting platforms dot the landscape all around the island. …

Grasslands | Nantucket, MA

Managing a Rare Island Habitat

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Sandplain grasslands of the northeastern United States are important hotspots for native plant and animal biodiversity. Nantucket has some of the largest expanses of intact sandplain grassland and heathland habitat. With much of this landscape …

Snapping Turtle | Nantucket, MA

Animals on the Move

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation As we start to get outside in the warm spring weather, we may be noticing more signs of the wildlife around us: a few deer tracks here, some rabbit scat there, a tent caterpillar tent …

Nantucket Daffodil Festival | Nantucket, MA

Where the Wild Daffodils Grow

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation The common daffodil, Narcissus sp., is a symbol of spring throughout North America. On Nantucket, we embrace the yellow blossom as a reminder that spring will (eventually) come to the island. Beyond the fanfare of …

Dangerous Beauty

by Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Unlike the rest of New England, Nantucket is not particularly known for its fall colors. People travel to Nantucket in the fall not for leaf peeping, but for the warmer maritime climate, the fishing, and …

Nantucket Land Council

Fun in Nature

Nantucket Land Council (NLC), an island organization dedicated to protecting Nantucket’s natural world and rural character, is hosting two opportunities in a week to be out in nature and enjoy our island’s beauty. Tagging Monarch Butterflies The afternoon of Wednesday, September 27, the Land Council is inviting the public to …