sandpipers

Are they shorebirds, sandpipers or waders, those small birds we see at the beach, on the sand and mud flats, or in plowed fields? They can be...

ox

As entries pour in for the 148th annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair, poster competition winner Morgan Lucero is...

colony

Least terns have nested on the Vineyard for as long as I can remember. According to Ludlow Griscom and Guy Emerson, the least terns of the...

Temperature: Precip. Day Max. Min. Inches. Fº Fº July 31 80 67 Trace August 1 79 65 .60 August 2 82 67 .00 August 3 76...

The Perseid meteor shower, a favorite astronomical event of the summer, will take place on the evenings of August 11 through 13. Pick your night....

By LYNNE IRONS Is it the end of the world? Aside from the unusual weather, I had three experiences recently which have given me pause....

godwit

The Chilmark Community Center birding group had the pleasure of driving out on Norton Point with Nan Harris on August 4. Page Rogers had e-mailed...

“Oh, The Places You Will Go!” Dr. Seuss was prophetic (and likely his words and works always will be). I have been lucky to have been able to...

Mike and steve

The summer flounder, also called fluke, season is about to come to an end. The state will close the commercial season on Tuesday, August 11. The...

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