An Invitation from the Litter Lady/Herring Woman

Nancy Carroll wears many hats – both figuratively and literally. Here in Plymouth, Massachusetts Nancy is the Litter Lady as well as being the Herring Woman. As our guest blogger, Nancy puts forth an invitation… There are many reasons to participate in Plymouth’s spring Hometown Cleanup. One of the most obvious is that the litter […]

Coasts of Change by Juan Bacigalupi

RESCHEDULED PRESENTATION: MARCH 27TH Our guest blogger is Juan Bacigalupi of Mashpee who is a J.D. degree candidate at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. He focuses on wildlife law and coastal zone management and has experience working on legal protections for marine wildlife at the federal level and state levels. Currently, Juan is a […]

Snowy Owl Photo Compilation by Craig Gibson

It’s been quite the winter for snowy owls and their human admirers. Craig Gibson of Massachusetts put together a beautiful and informative compilation of photos from all over the state and beyond. Enjoy!

Making Waves in Coastal Conservation: A New Speakers Series

“Making Waves in Coastal Conservation,” a new series of talks featuring the voices of up-and-coming experts involved in the conservation and management of natural resources in the coastal areas of Massachusetts will start on February 26th. The first talk, “Getting it Right for the Right Whale,” addresses how new technology is helping captains avoid collisions of their ships with whales […]

Where do Ospreys go in Winter?

Reblogged from the Greg Dodge Journal, a fun and informative nature blog. Find it here. Although winter is nearly over and many of the birds that have spent the winter in the tropics are either on their way back north, or soon will be, I thought it might be interesting to see where some of […]

Results from Plymouth’s Christmas Bird Count

  I was thrilled to join a fun, rugged and talented team  to participate in the Plymouth Christmas Bird Count on January 2, 2014. We covered Long Beach, Plimoth Plantation, Jenney Pond, the harbor and nearby areas. Despite the snow and wind we saw some interesting and beautiful birds such as a snowy owl, yellow-breasted […]

Snowy Owl Invasion

Magnificent, majestic, regal: all apt descriptions of the snowy owl, a bird that motivates many people to brave the cold and wind for a glimpse of its otherworldliness. Here in southeastern Massachusetts, we see a few snowies every winter because this is part of their usual winter range. However, this year has seen a virtual […]

Long Beach Cleanup Approaches

Join Goldenrod Foundation and friends on Saturday, November 2 at Long Beach in Plymouth, MA for a beach cleanup as part of Hometown Cleanup Day. We will meet at noon in the main parking lot at Sandy’s Restaurant (blue building). From there we will fan out along the beach and marsh and pick up trash. […]


Hello everyone! Welcome to the new Goldenrod Blog. We will share upcoming events, news from the beach and viewpoints and information about coastal habitat conservation from our advisory board. We welcome your comments.