Tag: natural science

Island Science

Raccoon on the Loose on Nantucket

-by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station- For the first time in many years, we have a new mammalian intruder who has managed to stowaway on a boat and make their way to the island. What would be a farcical children’s book story for the […]

Island Science

Denizens of the Night

• by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station • Last June I wrote about moths here on Nantucket in preparation for a “moth party” and a public education effort to teach people more about moths and get folks excited about photographing them.  Since then I […]