Turkeys, once native on Martha’s Vineyard, star tomorrow
Their provenance is murky, their lineage jerky, but on Thanksgiving who cares? We love our turkey.
Once rare on Martha’s Vineyard, titmice feel at home here now
Story of how tufted titmice ended up on Martha's Vineyard.
A novel approach to lawns on Martha’s Vineyard
Lawns are hard to create on the Island. Interesting things happen when you let nature take its course.
Predation occurs in many forms in the natural world
The behavior of predators is varied, clever, and fascinating, and the acts of killing and consuming are dramatic.
Manmade changes affect natural world on Martha’s Vineyard
As the Vineyard climate warms, southern species start to appear here more frequently.
The grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids of Martha’s Vineyard
There can be great pleasure in getting to know a whole new universe of critters who share theI Island with us.
The fight to protect Martha’s Vineyard from invasive plants
Plants from away keep trying to get a foothold on the Island, and they're not always welcome.
Conservation moorings minimize impact on harbor bottom
A novel approach to mooring tackle reduces the impact on eelgrass and critters that like to live in it.
Poison ivy challenges Martha’s Vineyard naturalists
Exploring outdoors on the Island often means contact with poison ivy. Respect the vine and the misery it can impart.
Martha’s Vineyard naturalists catalog mid-summer butterflies
Last Sunday, July 17, five liberally sunscreened butterfly enthusiasts took to the field for the 12th annual Vineyard Butterfly Count.
A butterfly made for harsh Martha’s Vineyard habitat
The Edwards' hairstreak thrives in the inhospitable environment of the sterile, salty sandplains along the south side of the Island.
Hummingbirds extra plentiful on Martha’s Vineyard this year
Vineyard birders are enjoying a bonanza of hummingbirds this year, but there's no way to know why.
American ladies are beautiful and plentiful on Martha’s Vineyard
With the beginning of June and the end (one hopes) of this year's dismal spring weather, the butterfly season is in full swing on the Vineyard.
Ecological and profitable landscaping on Martha’s Vineyard
You'd probably welcome a thousand-acre conservation project on Martha's Vineyard that didn't cost anything. Impossible, right?
Bird species come and go on Martha’s Vineyard over time
A phrase like "the bird life of Martha's Vineyard" projects a certain grandeur and sense of permanence.
Avian dinner guests on Martha’s Vineyard.
Biologists have a set of terms to describe the various ways different species interact with each other.
Martha’s Vineyard birders look out for vagrant migrants
With spring migration building up steam, Vineyard birders likewise ramp up their birding.
How insects survive Martha’s Vineyard winters
If you think you're glad winter is over, imagine how insects feel.
Six tips to improve your natural link
Nearly everybody appreciates time spent in nature.
Below zero freezes up Martha’s Vineyard
Monday, January 24, dawned clear and cold, very cold.