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...

On the mainland, northern long-eared bats are quickly becoming rare sights as they fall victim to a disease called white-nose syndrome. The disease...

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