Island Facts: Green Island
This shrub covered rocky outcropping serves as a nesting site for gulls and cormorants.
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Natural History Overview
Sumac and other salt-tolerant herbaceous plants.
Survey in progress.
A rocky outcrop that rises nearly 45 feet in elevation.
No constructed water features.
Views and Vistas
This nearly barren island is visible from most points in the outer harbor. From the island there are views to surrounding outer harbor islands and inner harbor islands in the distance.
In the early 1600s, the island was named for Joseph Green, a well-known merchant, who owned the island during Colonial times.
Did You Know?
Scientists have recently identified a beach-dwelling ground beetle at Boston Harbor Islands that has not been seen in North America for over 100 years. It is believed the beetle, Bembmidion nigropiceum, was brought to Boston from Europe in the 1800s via ship ballasts.