Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury presents two programs of note in August.

Spotted pipsissewa easily earns its stripes. Providing for medical, herbal and forage needs, this potent little plant gives more than it takes.

Regardless of four-feet-tall weeds, I’m actually doing some major harvesting in the vegetable garden. I pulled up the garlic.

An arrow and a butterfly peek out of the grass at Polly Hill Arboretum. Follow that arrow, and you will come across the beginning of a story.

August is a fabulous month for bird watching on Martha’s Vineyard. The shorebirds are moving south and stop to feed on the sand flats Islandwide.

Some turn lemons into lemonade. When Beekman boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge found themselves unemployed with two mortgages and 80 goats to...

The 18-acre north shore Chilmark property was gifted to the Trustees of Reservations this summer through an estate of the Harris family. The...

Bringing back an extinct species raises a whirlwind of questions — technical, ethical and financial. Would it be possible? Should it be done?

Facing an October deadline to complete its work, a Chilmark town committee charged with independently studying the best way to restore Squibnocket...