Vineyard beach managers are reporting sightings of Portuguese man-of-war on south-facing beaches this month, with one report of a person stung.
The moon has left our evening sky and is more favorably placed for viewing early in the morning.
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...
For a shrub that works perfectly as a landscaping plant while also offering benefits for wildlife, consider the blueberry. Familiar to almost everyone, blueberries are perfectly adapted to Vineyard conditions.
Walk along the edge of a meadow, the perimeter of a farm, or into a clearing in a deciduous forest on Martha’s Vineyard, and one plant you can almost count on finding is the black cherry tree. The black cherry, or Prunus serotina, is native to the Island and a vitally important source of food...
Most Vineyarders already know some basic information about invasive species and why they’re a problem. Basically, invasives are plants or animals, usually from a different part of the world, that are too aggressive. Separated from whatever factors keep them under control in their original range...
If there is a more widely recognizable on the Vineyard than the American robin, we’ve yet to hear of it. The combination of a gray back and an orange breast and belly on a robin is obvious and known to all. Sheer numbers help boost our familiarity with robins: this species is a very common...
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