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Cover of Sentient by Jackie Higgins

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Sentient by Jackie Higgins is a fascinating exploration of all of our senses, even if we disagree about how many we have, and how sensory information is processed by our brain. For each sense, Higgins compares an animal species that has evolved that same sense to a degree far beyond our human abilities. 

Protect Your Environment Club at Felix Neck

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

How did Felix Neck get ten percent of the Island’s students together with nonprofit partners, local and regional government, business owners, and scientists? Feed them good food and engage them in great conversations.

Three operators riding a marshmaster through tall grass

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Towering over other vegetation at 20 feet tall and dominating the entire shoreline of Hummock Pond, Phragmites Australis, or the common reed is one of the most aggressive and ecologically damaging invasive species found on Nantucket.

Shelves of books at the Felix Neck Shop

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Winter offers opportunities to slow down, reflect, observe and notice. Whether you find yourself reflecting on yourself or the world around you, spending time in nature encourages discovery. The Shop at Felix Neck has a variety of resources to further your understanding of the natural world.

Jacob Gurney was an intern during summer 2021 at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

After receiving a 2021 Martha's Vineyard Vision Fellowship, Jacob Gurney decided to spend his summer working at Felix Neck. "It's a place that I have loved since I was a kid and camper, and it represents what I care deeply about on this island."

Preschooler watching a fuzzy caterpillar on a leaf at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

For four months of the year, one of our volunteers birds at the sanctuary daily in a practice called patch birding. This idea resonates with me—going deeply into a place, knowing it, appreciating it, and caring for it.

CWP Intern Amelia Leonard (center) with other members of Felix Neck's 2021 CWP team

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Amelia Leonard spent this summer as a Coastal Waterbird Intern at Felix Neck, helping to collect data on endangered shorebirds. We recently spoke to her about the experience and what she learned.

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