Catalogs of Martha's Vineyard species in selected taxonomic groups.Species Lists
The Martha's Vineyard Atlas of Life Project in iNaturalist compiles observations from across the Island and surrounding waters, contributed by people like you.Recent Observations
Cyrtopogon falto is the latest robber fly species (Asilidae) to be documented on Martha’s Vineyard.
The Azalea Mining Bee, Anderna cornelli, has been found on Martha’s Vineyard, raising the total of bee species known on the island to 193. Sharon Britton found several individuals on rhododendron flowers in her yard in West Tisbury.
Vineyard birds enjoyed a blast of wintertime excitement with the discovery, in Correllus State Forest on February 21, 2023, of the island’s third-ever Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi). The bird was found and identified by “Sea” Williams and Bridget Dunnigan.
2022 was a great year for the Martha’s Vineyard Atlas of Life! A big part of our success has been the growing use of iNaturalist by naturalists on the Vineyard. Here’s a summary of our 2022 iNat activity.
In late autumn, plunging water temperatures pose a risk to sea turtles in our region. Learn how you can help these endangered reptiles face this seasonal risk.
This iconic orange-and-black butterfly is widely assumed to be at risk of extinction. But Monarch biology is complex, with different populations exhibiting different ecology, and some research suggests that the situation is less dire than widely believe.
As spring progresses on the Vineyard, more and more bees become active - mating, nesting, and gathering pollen. About 185 species of bees are known from the Vineyard, exhibiting a wide range of life histories and ecological associations. Spring is a great time to learn about these fascinating insects, which are critical to our environment and easy to find and observeKeep Reading
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