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Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois

Clean Team | Nantucket, MA

Stay Classy Not Trashy

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Whether you are a year round resident, a seasonal homeowner, or a summer visitor renting for a week, Nantucket’s waste disposal system affects you. Did you know that the island used to get rid of …

Whales | Nantucket, MA

The Right Whale at the Wrong Time

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Nantucket is steeped in the history of whaling. Even our school sports teams are The Whalers. We sometimes struggle with that history and how to represent that legacy today. The Nantucket Historical Association, in particular, …

Stemming the Tide of Invasive Plants

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation There are many unique and special things about Nantucket, not the least of which are our gorgeous conservation lands. Much of these habitats are home to rare and unique species of plants, animals, birds, and …

Pine Removal

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation As people return to the island it is often noted which restaurants have closed and reopened as something else, which streets now have stop signs, and what houses have newly popped up. The same is …

Blue jay | Nantucket, MA

Make Your Yard a Paradise for Birds

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation This May, as the seasonal stores and restaurants open up again, people will start to migrate back to our little island bringing a new energy from afar. The same holds true for many of our …

Beach Plum | Nantucket, MA

To Everything There Is a Season

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation With daffodil season upon us, people on Nantucket are abuzz about spring. Who saw the first osprey, who heard the first peepers and in what pond, and where did the first daffodils bloom (the Atheneum …

rabbits | Nantucket, MA

Protect Our Island: We Can All Pitch In

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation As an island, Nantucket has a unique opportunity to be pretty self-sufficient. Among other things, it also means that we can’t blame anyone else for our environmental problems. Instead of burying our heads in …

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. …