Tag: Linda Loring Nature Foundation

Best to Let Them Be
Exploring Nantucket, Island Science

Best to Let Them Be

It’s baby bird season, and it has been a busy one so far. It’s a good time to revisit what to do when you have an encounter with a nest or baby bird and how you can best help these vulnerable little ones. At the Linda Loring Nature Foundation we frequently get calls about what to do when a bird “falls out of the nest” or the mother “abandons” the nest.

Swamp rose mallow
Exploring Nantucket, Island Science

The Results Are In

The results of the 2021 Nantucket Land Council and Linda Loring Nature Foundation BioBlitz are in and we’re sharing some highlights and interesting observations from this highly successful exploration of nature on Nantucket!

For those who didn’t read the earlier article (yesterdaysisland.com/take-the- 2021-bioblitz-challenge/), a BioBliz is basically a mad dash in a specified area to catalog as many species as possible. The 2021 NLC/LLNF BioBlitz sought to document the biodiversity of Nantucket during the month of July—a perfect month for a BioBlitz.

Escape to Nature and Find Serenity
Exploring Nantucket, Island Science

Escape to Nature and Find Serenity

According to the great authority known as social media, the Nantucket population at the onset of August was somewhere between 90,000 and 100,000 people. I cannot imagine that our island can hold that many people!

If you try finding a parking spot, a restaurant reservation, or a babysitter, you know that those numbers might be accurate. Reports of water use, electricity use, and empty shelves at the grocery store all point to lots and lots of people on the island.

Common Milkweed by Sarah T. Bois
Island Science

Take the 2021 BioBlitz Challenge

July is peak season for many things on Nantucket. It can be the most difficult time to get an ice cream cone or a parking space, as many of us know, but it’s also peak growing season – when the highest biodiversity is visible on island. Blooming flowers, ripening berries, budding fall asters, and fledgling birds abound. There is so much to see in every habitat across the island. What’s the best way to see and enjoy this multitude of species? Join in on the Nantucket Land Council and the Linda Loring Nature Foundation’s July Bioblitz Challenge!

Science Pub | Nantucket, MA
Island Science

Raise a Glass and Toast to Science

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation The off-season on Nantucket is the perfect time to slow down and get to the tasks and activities you’ve put off all year. It’s a great time to cozy up by a fireplace or […]

Linda Loring | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket History & People

A Woman of Vision

by Dr. Sarah Treanor BoisDirector of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation On Tuesday, September 10, Linda Loring passed away at the age of 99. An avid animal lover and land conservationist, her passing marks the end of an era. As the founder of the Linda Loring […]

Garter snake | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Style

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
Exploring Nantucket, Island Science

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
Island Science

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
Island Science

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 […]