snowy owl

Chappaquiddick has a powerful and stunning visitor from the North. Olsen Houghton and Joel Graves were between the Cape Pogue Gut and Cape Pogue...

By LYNNE IRONS Last Saturday’s cold snap lit a fire under me. There were so many last (for me, first) minute winter preparations. I...

wasp nest

The world around us is full of misnomers: hamburgers are not ham, tin foil is actually aluminum, and a shooting star is not a star. Nature has even...

It wasn’t exactly a summit conference, but selectmen from Chilmark and Aquinnah held a joint session on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of...

The brightest planet in the evening sky is the red planet Mars. The planet is brilliant, close and a spectacle in the east in our evening sky. Mars...

Temperature: Precip. Day Max. Min. Inches. Fº Fº Nov. 30 54 34 .00 Dec. 1 45 31 .00 Dec. 2 35 20 .00 Dec. 3 44 22 .71 Dec. 4 49...

A last quarter moon appears close to the ringed-planet Saturn tomorrow morning. The two rise in the eastern sky at midnight, and will be best seen...

“And now, here they are: the beetles!” (Insert soundtrack of hysterical screams.) Don’t faint, and don’t expect to see Paul, Ringo, George, and...

birds

It is fun to catch up on what has been seen on Island while we were away. I think this is the first time in years a rare bird didn’t show up while...

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