Airport Clears Habitat Land
Mitigation Plan Saves Rare Plants Alongside Purple Tiger Beetles;
Sandy Pathways Are Created Across West Tisbury Road
By James Kinsella
Gazette Senior Writer
Consider the outlook of a purple tiger beetle living at the
Martha's Vineyard Airport.
For the beetle, life has been good. The climate is agreeable. Its
ancestors have made their home there for generations. Best of all,
there's been a nice sandy path where the beetle, a carnivorous
sort, can more easily spot its meals moving along.