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Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois

controlled burns | Nantucket, MA

Why Fire?

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation There has been a long tradition of fire ecology on Nantucket. While the amount of fire the Wampanoag used to alter the landscape is unclear, our Native American predecessors most likely used fire as …

Fall webworm | Nantucket, MA

Fall Webworm

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation It’s not fall, and it’s not a worm. So, what is it, you may ask? Fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) is actually a common, native caterpillar that occurs throughout the United States and southern Canada. …

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, …