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Bay scallops.

The phrase water quality gets tossed around a lot on this island, but many of us don't realize what we're saying when we use it. We'd be better served if we...
Active osprey nest on Hummock Pond.

Interested in studying biodiversity on the Nantucket?  The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) is seeking proposals to conduct research that expands...
Plops Harbor

Do you revel in the peaceful quiet of Nantucket during the winter months, especially January and February? Do you walk every day or at least several times a...
Hiking Smith Point along Madaket Harbor.

On New Year's Eve Day, Nantucket Walkabout is guiding a hike out on Smith's Point. We have nine open spots on this hike and so we're hoping you'll want to join...
The stillness of the upper harbor.

Hone your business acumen in Nantucket winter solitude.

Have you recently started a business? Are you about to launch one or are you in the process of writing your business plan? Maybe you've been operating your...
The beach at Squam Pond.

I find the east shore of Nantucket to be the most quiet and peaceful shoreline of the island, especially during fall and winter, and I've found innumerable...
Shotgun season

Sunday is the last day we can walk, run and ride relatively freely in the Nantucket wilderness until next year. Shotgun season for white-tailed deer on...
Deer heaven.

Sunday is the last day we can walk, run and ride relatively freely in the Nantucket wilderness until next year. Shotgun season for white-tailed deer on...
One road is better than two on Esther's Island.

Smith's Point, Esther's Island, Madaket, American beach grass, dunes

Beach grass is holding Smith's Point and its nipple, Esther's Island in place. Very soon, within five years I estimate, the ocean will overwash one or the...
Nantucket's Serengeti, a prime deer hunting property in the moors.

Coinciding with All Hallows Eve, actually 12 days away, today, Monday, Oct. 19, is the start of Nantucket's deer hunting season. As it does every autumn, the...
A busy farmer's market this summer.

This is it folks, your last chance to check out Sustainable Nantucket's Farmers & Artisans Market until the 2016 season. If you haven't been down there to...
Barn owl chicks in a nesting box on Nantucket Harbor in Shimmo.

Full schedule below

  This is a repost on behalf of the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, which is holding its 2015 Nantucket Birding Weekend Oct. 16-18. I'll do a more...

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