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2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

By |2020-10-30T09:27:36-04:00October 28th, 2020|Natural History, News|

2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island This year, as of October 27th, there have been 167 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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An Update on the FISM Coalition: October 2020

By |2020-10-30T10:21:43-04:00October 24th, 2020|Natural History, News|

An update on the FISM Coalition: October 2020 October 21, 2020  The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition has spent the summer and fall continuing its path towards protecting the island’s eelgrass ecosystems. Eelgrass, the most common species of seagrass around Fishers Island, is an incredibly important species of marine plant. The roughly 350

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FISM: Eelgrass vs. Algae

By |2020-10-09T13:58:24-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Natural History, News|

FISM: Eelgrass vs. Algae October 1, 2020 By Connor Jones, FISM Coordinator fishersislandseagrass@gmail.com You are walking on the beach on a breezy fall day and come across something thin, green and plant-like washed up on the beach. You know it came from the ocean, but how do you tell if it is a plant

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Long Island Sound’s Ecosystem Engineers

By |2020-10-09T13:58:37-04:00September 7th, 2020|Natural History, News|

Long Island Sound’s Ecosystem Engineers By Connor Jones Eelgrass, or Zostera marina, is a type of seagrass found in the estuaries and coastlines of the northern hemisphere. One of 72 species of seagrass found around the world, eelgrass is a true plant (an angiosperm), with roots, stems, leaves, seeds, and of course, flowers! Although

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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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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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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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