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Islands News

Underwater closeup of a pink fish on the seabed © Alex Shure

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

On Tuesdays through September 28, cruise from Oak Bluffs Harbor with a Felix Neck naturalist to explore the waters of Vineyard Sound aboard The Skipper! Experience the tranquility of the ocean while discovering underwater wildlife.

Students from the MVHS Voyager program at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Students in the MVRHS Voyager program have been coming to Felix Neck every week this year to help with all sorts of projects around the sanctuary. We recently spoke to a few of them about their experiences.

Cover of "The Bird Way" by Jennifer Ackerman © Penguin Press

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bird Way by Jennifer Ackerman has taken over the number one spot on my list and is now my go-to recommendation for the best book about birds I've ever read. In it, Ackerman explores "how birds talk, work, play, parent, and think."

Preschoolers examining a tree cavity in late fall at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

As we come to the end of 2020 and send our teachers off for a much-needed holiday break, we reflect on the amazing courage, adaptability, and commitment of our Fern & Feather Preschool staff, students, and families since the program first opened its doors 15 months ago.

YES intern Sarah Swenson monitoring shorebirds on a Nantucket beach

Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

"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."

Youth volunteers help plant seedlings at Nantucket Sanctuaries

Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

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! 

Northern Long-eared Bat found at Lost Farm

Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

After finding a dead bat that wasn't typically found on Nantucket, researchers began monitoring the island’s bat population. They discovered that this federally threatened bat species wasn't so rare on Nantucket after all.