Outdoors

Potential vernal pool terrain in Squam Swamp.

  If you went to vernal pool lecture led by Nantucket Land Council executive director Cormac Collier on April 9 and left wanting more, like, wanting to see an...
A spotted turtle spotted on Squam Road last spring.

The next Science Pub is Monday night at the Rose & Crown

Where's Medouie Creek? I thought Nantucket didn't have any streams and rivers? How many species of turtles do you think we have on Nantucket? Can you name them...
Squam Swamp.

If you've ever been hiking in Squam Swamp, Squam Farm or in forested areas on the mainland and seen small pond-like areas in the woods that only contain water...
A house on Sheep Pond Road in Madaket loses its battle with the ocean.

Nantucket is on the frontlines of sea level rise and highly suceptible to erosion by ocean storms, but if you don't think erosion and sea level rise isn't your...
Six of UMass' finest taking in wild Nantucket with Vern Laux off of Baxter Road.

For three and a half weeks between Feb. 26 and March 20, I found myself again, in awe of all you teachers out there, those of you who do it full time and are,...
Pushrakers looking for bay scallops in Third Bend off of Coatue in Nantucket Harbor.

Careful and frugal application of lawn and garden fertilizer on Nantucket, given that it's known at some level to contribute to poor water quality in our...
The latest Nantucket Newbies, L-R: Sarina Syed, Jessica Nicholson, Farah Ahmad, MacKenzie MacDonald, Alycia Steele and Vincent Milone.

Today is my first day. How many times have you been able to say that? New job? New significant other? Of school, of vacation, the rest of my life, of...
Looking up our driveway to the road.

The slog from the car down the cottage through snow three to four feet deep with drifts even deeper when I arrived on Vinalhaven on Feb. 5 was thrilling at...
Granite Ridge Farm, Waldoboro, Maine.

Reeling from Juno's smackdown and then this week's frigid air, most of us islanders are wishing that Quentin the Quahog had spat in the direction of no more...
Jute bag filled with sand and beach grass planted on the coastal bank at Baxter Road.

Eight Baxter Road property owners aren't waiting for the next winter of Juno's to claim their portions of the coastal bank along Baxter Road, they've obviously...
Cisco Beach, post-Jan. 24, 2005 snowstorm.

Can it be true? Is winter really, finally coming to Nantucket? Sounds like it is. All the usual weather media outlets are already cranking up their "Storm of...
Nantucket Harbor from Washington Street Ext. beach.

Nantucket Harbor is the focus of two action workgroups this winter. Our harbormaster, Sheila Lucey, is forming a workgroup to reexamine the town's proposed...

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