Nantucket: UMass Field Station

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UMASS Field Station, Nantucket

by Peter Brace

At a rare junction of numerous island ecosystems out at the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station, there are abundant symptoms of spring fever emerging and intensifying with each passing day. At this sanctuary—for students, islanders, Nantucket visitors, and wildlife alike, are the habitats of freshwater pond, tidal salt marsh, uplands, coastal beach, cedar forest, and saltwater harbor...

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