Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Hummock Pond sunset at Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Hummock Pond

Escape the beach crowds and appreciate the sights and sounds of Nantucket's largest pitch pine forest. Enjoy a stroll to Hummock Pond where many feathered friends await your arrival. Listen for the songs of Pine Warblers, Eastern Towhees, and Black-capped Chickadees in the morning and Barn and Saw-whet owls at dusk.

LocationHummock Pond Road, Nantucket, MA
Hours: Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Eastern Chipmunk © Suzanne Hirschman

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Breathe in the fragrant air as you walk through a pitch pine forest to Hummock Pond. Plan your visit >

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Sanctuary News & Events

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Every year during the summer breeding season, Mass Audubon's Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP) conducts shorebird nest monitoring field studies on both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Here's a look at the 2021 season results from both locations.

YES intern Sarah Swenson monitoring shorebirds on a Nantucket beach

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"My protection of the environment left the theoretical," says Sarah Swenson, talking about her YES internship this summer. "I realized that an essential part of my relationship with nature is a hands-on connection to the natural world."

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The Youth Environmental Stewardship program is a paid summer internship that enables island youth to gain hands-on conservation and management experience at our sanctuaries. We have the chance to fund three students—but we need your help to make it happen! 

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