Monomoy Sea Turtle Rescue Team 2016

Although the end of the season blues were running at Monomoy last Friday, it turned out that there was one more surpise in store for the team: rescuing a 500 pound leatherback sea turtle.

Welcome to PIPLODES

Part of our work requires entering observation data into the PIPLODES, perhaps better known as the “On-line Data Entry System for MA Piping Plover Census Form” according to the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Here’s a training video we’ve created over the past week showing people how it’s done; it really highlights the power and simplicity of…

Last Night on Monomoy

Without warning, it’s suddenly our last night on Monomoy. Tomorrow, we break down the cook tent, pack up the guest tents, and start the move out.

Pokémon Go!

Sorry, folks, but this post doesn’t have much to do with Monomoy. It has a lot more to do with current events, flashbacks to my third grade self, and readjusting to life in a place where the people outnumber the birds. It’s about 10:30 at night on a Thursday, and from the Chatham Light parking lot,…

Camp Life

I love the colony. I know that if you read my last post, you might think that I don’t care for, dislike, or even hate the colony. It’s noisy, sandy, inconvenient, and smells bad. It’s kind of like a city, and it’s the contrast with the peace and solitude of the rest of the island…

Landfall

The most exciting day of the week: getting back to land and having people look at you like an alien as you leap from the boat into the shallows, covered in days of sunblock and tern poop, harsh tanlines, and carrying your life in a soaking wet pack.

From Lighthouse to Lighthome

The walk from The Colony to the Monomoy Light is about an hour and a half- it depends on how fast you walk, which route you take, and how much good stuff you find washed ashore along the way.