Musings on Science and Nature

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Do you like science? How about beer? Hear about hot topics in science and nature from local experts in a fun, informal atmosphere. Monday, January 9th, 6pm-8pm...

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...

A donation of land from one of the largest global conservation organization to one of the smallest

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization with more than 600 scientists doing conservation work in 69 countries. In contrast, the Linda...

I have had no less than three formerly allergy-free friends lament about poison ivy rashes this summer. One had never gotten it even after 16 years of...

Thanks to members of the Invasive Plant Species Committee of Nantucket (IPSC), you can now dispose of your invasive plant materials in a special dumpster at...
Vern and Sarah at the LLNF Birding Festival in 2015

E. Vernon Laux 1955-2016

With the recent passing of Vernon Laux, I’ve been thinking a lot about his absence and what that means to me, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, the birding...

Presented by the Linda Loring Nature Foundation

Hey Nantucket. Do you like science? How about beer? Join The Linda Loring Nature Foundation for the 2016 Science Pub.Building on the success of LLNF Science...
Photo credit yourwildcity.com, Maris Wicks, and Rosemary Mosco

A total eclipse of a moth

It may be difficult to remember now, but last spring was a boon for many species. You may recall that there was much talk about the often maligned Eastern Tent...

There are multiple versions of how deer came to be on Nantucket. Ask anyone at the coffee shop and see how many versions you get. While some of the details may...

How Nantucket measures up with the rest of New England

Last March, the New England Wildflower Society (NEWFS) published its first State of the Plants, the “most comprehensive assessment of New England’s plant...

How to get in on the fall migration action

Fall is an exception time for birding on Nantucket. Thirty miles out to sea makes us a great stopover for migrants. Fall storms can also bring unusual birds...

A bi-lingual nature story walk

We don’t often think of a children’s picture book when talking about science and conservation. However, translating science and reaching broader audiences with...

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