Published on November 9, 2018

Second Book by Felix Neck Sanctuary Director Published

Cover of "The Nature of Martha's Vineyard" © Mermaid & Motorcycle Press
© Mermaid & Motorcycle Press

When Sanctuary Director Suzan Bellincampi published her first book, Martha's Vineyard: A Field Guide to Island Nature, it was named one of the "Best Books of 2014" by the Boston Globe. 

It was also one of seven books in the "Best of New England" category. 

Readers adored it as well: 

"I totally love this educational guide book! Having lived on the Vineyard for some time, this has helped me fall in love even more. Suzan Bellincampi has taken a delightful place and brought me closer to island nature and the appreciation and conservation of it. A wonderful must-read for all who truly love and care for Martha's Vineyard!"

A Second Look

Bellincampi has returned with another book, The Nature of Martha's Vineyard, a collection of nature essays that originally appeared in the Vineyard Gazette's "All Outdoors" column.  

Suzan Bellincampi in garden © Tim Johnson
Suzan Bellincampi © Tim Johnson

Published by Mermaid & Motorcycle Press, this collection gathers the best of Suzan's nature columns from over more than 16 years.

Accompanied by stunning full-color photographs by Island photographer Tim Johnson, the book covers amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, mammals, plants, sea life and more. And throughout it all, Bellincampi shares not only science but history, art, and local lore as well.

Island publisher and consultant Jan Pogue calls the book "a smashing retrospective of Suzan's Vineyard Gazette columns over the last almost two decades."

"Just wait until you read it," Pogue says.

Where to Buy

The Nature of Martha's Vineyard is available at the Felix Neck Gift Shop and Island retail outlets.

To purchase copies by mail, or for more information, call the sanctuary at 508-627-4850 or email [email protected].