Heath Hen video

The last heath hen disappeared from Martha's Vineyard in 1932 and the species declared extinct in 1933.

The heath hen’s story of decline and extinction has become inextricably linked to Martha’s Vineyard.

The heath hen is at the center of a new effort and a new debate on the Island, as scientific advances have made de-extinction a possibility.

The future home of the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah will be about 190 feet inland from the westernmost tip of the Island.

It is beyond me why I bother writing, or why you, dear reader, put up with me. I observe the same things year after year and make the same comments.

If you believe Charles Darwin, Susie Schwoch — Oak Bluffs resident and amateur entomologist — is definitely going places.

There has been a good deal of research on plumage changes, and along with that, name changes. I find many of these changes a bit more complicated...

The Environmental Protection Agency’s approval last week of a ban on wastewater discharge along the state coast was welcomed by Island towns and the...

It’s been a record-breaking year for Vineyard osprey, the majestic raptor that now nests on the Island in greater numbers than ever before. Home to...