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Sustainable Nantucket's Farmers & Artisans Market on a busy Saturday last summer.

It's been a long, long winter and spring, but the Saturday you've all been waiting for has finally arrived! Yes, Sustainable Nantucket's Farmers &...
Oak trees in Coskata Woods on Coskata Pond.

Monica Davis's talk scheduled for tonight at the UMass Boston Nantucket Field station co-sponsored by NCF and the Field Station is cancelled. Check in on...
Notice that the uncapped cells contain larvae; they will soon be capped as well.

The suspense is over! My bees are going gangbusters filling up the frames in both my hives with brood. That's eggs leading to new bees for the uninitiated.  I...
Nantucket Harbor at sunset.

A week before the Figawi Race sailboats fill up Nantucket Harbor, we get the chance to learn how clean or maybe how not so clean Nantucket's biggest harbor is...
My east hive crawling with bees!

  On Thursday, April 30, I checked my bees for the first time since I put the new colonies of carniolan bees in their respective hives. I had been watching...
Five young ladies discovering a hidden forest!

You may have seen six wide-eyed, smiling young adults looking lost but always happy to be exploring around the island this past winter and early spring. In...
One of two packages of carniolan honeybees, 10,000 in each, I got last week!

I started my second year as a beekeeper last Thursday when my shipment of two bee colonies arrived in the mail. As you can see from the photos with this post,...
Inside the Whale: John Jordin.

Doug Cote is at it again! For his Inside the Whale podcast this week, on the eve of Daffodil Weekend 2015, he interviewed the venerable John Jordin, one of...
Clean sunset at Coskata.

...gets picked up by the Clean Team and the town

Before you're even ready to head downtown to check out the antique cars and the parade, legions of Nantucketers who get off on picking up trash around the...
Burning the rough at the Miacomet Golf Course.

Perhaps you've seen a large, tall column of smoke rising above the island and or smelled that smoke over the last few weeks and wondered if you'd left one of...
Podcasting at Squam Pond!

These days, everyone knows about podcasts, but the new thing on the Nantucket Scene is Inside the Whale, a weekly podcast by new year-round resident Doug Cote...
The town opening Hummock Pond to the ocean.

Last week, the town opened Sesachacha and Hummock ponds to the ocean. It's a centuries-old practice originally started by the Native Americans living on the...

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