Saturday, August 29, 2015

Elizabeth takes charge

On Friday 8/28 and after just 2 weeks of training Elizabeth led a group of visitors on a nature walk of the field station.  She's from Maryland and has been visiting Nantucket and the field station for several years. Great job Elizabeth!  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

End of Summer - PARTY!

David and Elizabeth assist Elway with the harvest of this years sumac crop.  Time to make the tea.

Rourke is first to the party, he heard their would be pizza.

Bob is next, he was privy to the same information.

Ono, Beck, and Sunny.


The party can begin the cool kids have arrived.

David's first reaction to Sophie T's pizza.

We even had popcorn.

It was at this moment when something shifted in our gravitation field 

Order restored

We honored Avacado as our Jr. Ranger of the Year - F
Clyde (absent due to sickness) won the whacking stick - B

The tea came out awesome.

That desert was the bomb, everybody wants the recipe Sunny.

My favorite pic of the day.

We want to mention Molly, Eliza, Thomas and Gigi, Nick, and Nicholas, and Clyde unable to attend and missed.  We want to thank the parents, everyone who visited us this year.  Thank you Dr. O for letting us work for you and a better world to live in.

Monday, August 24, 2015

A good day for a paddle

Beck, Raymond, Elizabeth, and David went on a voyage of exploration in Folgers Marsh this morning.

The water was like glass

Beck and Raymond demonstrate backing up, Elizabeth and David catch on quick.

Len tells the rangers to take their time and keep their eyes open

Raymond brought this back from his walk with his group of field station visitors.

We'll try and ID this later today.
Id by Dina Warren.  Thank you Dina!

Illusions By Elizabeth L.

It was a bright sunny day at the UMAS Nantucket Field Station.   We were with Lenny.  He told the boys and the girls to split up.  We were going to write stories and we girls were walking to a beautiful hill.  As I started writing about falcons and Godzilla fighting I looked up from my notebook and saw what I was writing was actually happening!!!   We girls started running down the hill, we ran to where the boys were and told them to run!  We ran as fast as we possibly could.  When we reached the shop I got scooped up by Godzilla and he started throwing me in the air.  He didn’t catch me so I started falling to the ground.  The Junior Rangers caught me!   
I will never forget this moment..

The end. 

Field Station Acrostic Poem - Clyde K.

From the pond to the beach
I think it’s a very hot day
Everyone wishes there was AC here
Lenny has Popsicles though
Darn it, there’s none left!

Swegen is ever barking
Trying to catch our attention
Also, the Deer Flies are terrible
To regular human snacks
I don’t think I can bear this day
Oh no, it’s only 9:15

Never will this end!

The 4th Day By David L.

August 19, 2015

The 4th day was the busiest day in Junior Ranger history.  There were 7 junior rangers helping with the job!   Some talked, some didn’t, some helped, some helped a lot, but chatted with their friends.  Some were afraid to talk to the public and more joyful to converse with their friends.  It was a sunny day at the field station and we had lost of fun!   We split up by gender and the boys went to the vernal pond and the girls wend to the top of the hill.  We (the boys) were picked up by for the nature walk and led it and then went back to the shop for some ice cream and then we went to the ocean and had some fun!   Our dad picked us up.   What a GREAT day it was at the UMass field station!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nicholas up a tree.  The Red Maple at the vernal pond.

Beck wonders about gravity and how it might affect Nicholas.

Ben in one of his quieter moments.

Anjali, Elizabeth, and Sonia explore the back 40.

A nature walk with friends from Beck's family.