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Blowin’ in the Wind? by Dr Tiffany Smythe

By |2020-09-04T07:21:42-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Guest Speaker|

Blowin’ in the Wind? by Dr. Tiffany Smythe, Assistant Professor of Maritime Policy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Hosted by Pierce Rafferty, director Henry L. Ferguson Museum August 30, 2020. This recorded illustrated talk provides an update on offshore wind development throughout the region and shares highlights of Dr Smythe's research on the political

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Regenerative Gardening by Craig Floyd

By |2020-08-29T04:24:58-04:00August 28th, 2020|Guest Speaker|

Regenerative Gardening (2020) Illustrated Lecture by Craig Floyd Hosted by Pierce Rafferty, director Henry L. Ferguson Museum How to Garden with Mother Nature while reducing your work load, increasing your production and nutritional quality, while also reducing your costs. Craig Floyd is a tenth generation Farmer from Stonington who currently is the Farm

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2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

By |2020-08-27T11:03:39-04:00August 26th, 2020|Natural History, News|

2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island This year, as of August 25th, there have been 124 different species reported. The data are collected from a group of knowledgeable birders and updated on a monthly basis. ● indicates a reported sighting Two oyster catchers flying in

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Backyard Butterflies by Kim Hargrave

By |2020-08-11T12:01:53-04:00August 11th, 2020|Guest Speaker|

Backyard Butterflies Illustrated Lecture by Kim Hargrave, Education Director Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Hosted by Pierce Rafferty, director Henry L. Ferguson Museum Have you ever wondered what butterflies were visiting your backyard? This introduction to our backyard butterflies discusses how to attract butterflies to your yard, their important role as pollinators and provides information

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Middle Farms Osprey have Fledged

By |2020-08-10T13:32:27-04:00August 10th, 2020|News, Osprey Blog 2020|

After the two young osprey had fledged from Middle Farms nest, one fledgling was spotted back at the nest on August 10, 2020. We expect that they will continue to visit prior to their migration this fall. Thanks to Carolyn Ross for reporting the empty nest. August 9, 2020 empty

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PRFCT Earth PRJCT Talk

By |2020-08-04T12:34:10-04:00August 4th, 2020|Guest Speaker|

PRFCT Earth PRJCT: How Gardens can save your sanity, your health and the birds too! By Edwina von Gal Hosted by Pierce Rafferty, director Henry L. Ferguson Museum In this recorded illustrated talk Edwina von Gal, landscape designer and founder of the Perfect Earth Project discusses why and how landscapes, no matter how

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Osprey Fledglings Report 2020

By |2020-07-29T18:01:03-04:00July 29th, 2020|Natural History, Nature Notes, News|

A pair from a drone with the remains of dinner. Photo by Todd McCormack Osprey Fledglings Report 2020 by Ken Edwards, Sr. We had 42 fledglings on 18 sites, a new high for Fishers Island. The past high was in 2018 with 34 on 17 sites. This year we had great

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The Bethlehem, Pa. – F.I. Connection

By |2020-07-29T13:13:20-04:00July 28th, 2020|Illustrated Lecture|

Henry L. Ferguson Museum - The Bethlehem, PA. - Fishers Island Link (2020) The Bethlehem, Pa. – F.I. Connection: How a Once-Strong Link Became Uncoupled This illustrated lecture by HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty examines the untold story of Fishers Island’s once-strong but now all-but-forgotten connections to Bethlehem, PA., focusing on the Bartlett family,

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Battery Wooster, former site of two 8-inch disappearing guns, Fort Mansfield, Napatree Point, R.I. , circa 2011. Photo by John Leuba.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020

The Coastal Forts of Eastern Long Island Sound: Abandonment, Ruination and Repurposing.
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