The 2013 Christmas Bird Count was held Jan. 4 on the Vineyard and tallied 16,349 individuals and 119 species.

Tonight it may be possible to see the thin crescent moon appear near the distant planet Mercury. The two are close to the horizon right after sunset.

On Friday night a few dozen people gathered in silence for a Felix Neck Big Moon Owl Prowl. They walked paths lit by a full yellow moon rising above...

For bats and other nocturnal animals, nighttime is the nicest time. These animals prefer not to see the light of day, and have adaptations that make...

We were off to another adventure, this time to our 50th state, Hawaii. It is always nip and tuck getting off the Vineyard in the winter months and...

Last week I was tempted by a plastic container of absolutely perfect organically grown in the U.S.A. strawberries. Granted, the price tag should have...

A thin crescent moon will appear in the morning sky near the planet Saturn this weekend and near Venus next week. Much has changed in our evening sky...

Roy Scheffer and his son Jeremy Scheffer will put two small farms to keep cages of oysters in the area known as middle flats. Father and son already...

The juvenile basking shark washed up in the surf on Menemsha Beach Sunday, attracting onlookers. Later scientists arrived to perform a necropsy that...

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