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Garter snake | Nantucket, MA

Nothing to Fear

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Even though they were first seen in the fossil record around the time of the dinosaurs, snakes are actually the most modern of reptiles. As a group, snakes have been misrepresented and feared throughout …

Long Pond | Nantucket, MA

More than Just a Pretty Picture

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation We’ve all heard of them. Many of us on Nantucket have seen them hovering over our coastlines and possibly in our backyards. And then there is that buzzing sound. We’re talking about drones.Sure, aerial photos …

Blue Jay on Nantucket Island

How to Attract Birds This Fall

by Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Fall brings many things to the island: more parking spaces at the Stop and Shop, False Albacore in the harbor for some great fishing, and some amazing fall wildflowers. Fall is also an exceptional time …

Linda Loring Nantucket Foundation | Nantucket, MA

Measuring Rainfall on Nantucket

by Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation On Nantucket, we are particularly aware of the weather, reliant on predictions of storms, rain events, and extreme high tides. We aren’t just passive observers, though, as data collected on the island helps inform these …

Nantucket Spring - Osprey nesting

Signs of Nantucket Spring

by Dr. Sarah T. Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Springtime on Nantucket is a special time when muddy roads and icy sidewalks make way for budding crocuses and nesting song-birds. Spring officially begins with the Nantucket Daffodil Festival that has always been held …

Vern Laux

Island Roost

E. Vernon Laux: Nantucket’s Bird Man •  by Sarah Teach  • Editors Note: We were saddened today to hear of the passing of Vern Laux this morning in Nantucket Cottage Hospital.  To honor his contributions to life on the island, we are reprinting an interview from 2012.  Fly high, Vern! …