12.01.13

Inside the EPA’s mobile lab on Martha’s Vineyard.

Eight-legged, tiny, and hungry, every tick goes through life in search of blood.

Ivy Ashe

10.01.13

These tiny, ancient organisms are vital cogs in the Island’s ecosystem.

Matt Pelikan

05.01.13

The vibrant green of the vernal season – including new sassafras leaves and unfurling fiddlehead ferns – is a welcome sign of renewed activity in the natural world.

Matt Pelikan

12.21.11

If you are not loyal to your locale, perhaps your vocation or hobby brings you together with like-minded folks.

Suzan Bellincampi

08.30.11

They nourish the land as well as our lives.

One afternoon I walked into my house and there was a chicken in the kitchen. The side door had blown open, and Dark Beak had come inside, presumably to check on the spider population. She has a passion for spiders, and she knows what kind of housecleaners we are – it wasn’t the first time she’d been inside.

Margaret Knight

08.30.11

It is a little disconcerting how much sex ospreys have.

Suzan Bellincampi

08.01.11

From “trash fish” to gourmet meal.

Janet Messineo

05.01.11

The Stanwoods are no strangers to sheep. At one time Eleanor was a professional shearer, and together they have raised sheep on the Vineyard, on and off, for many years.

Geoff Currier

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