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...

By Lynne Irons> For years, I viewed alyssum as old lady plants. Now that I have become one, I know why. First of all, they are...

Temperature: Precip. Day Max. Min. Inches. Fº Fº Nov. 22 55 35 .00 Nov. 23 62 33 .09 Nov. 24 40 23 .00 Nov. 25 34 24 .00...

Edgartown Great Pond

If the Edgartown Great Pond is to be restored to environmental health, town authorities must find a way to cut nitrogen pollution coming from...

osprey

Raptor. The name carries a lot of weight. So much velocity and ferocity are associated with it. In the bird world, the title refers to owls,...

I nominate cranberries for the best supporting role in a holiday dinner. Where would Thanksgiving be without them? Even if they are not the main...

turkeys

I woke up in that daze created by flying for 10 hours and waking up in an unfamiliar bed. “Leaping lemurs — did you hear that, Flip?” “Yes,...

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