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Sleuthing for Rare Plants on Fishers Island

By |2020-05-31T11:08:33-04:00May 2nd, 2020|Natural History, Nature Notes, Newsletter 2020|

NATURE NOTES “Sleuthing for Rare Plants on Fishers Island, Suffolk County, N.Y.” Edwin H. Horning outside the second Museum building. Photograph by Ethan Kibbe, circa 1997. Mr. Horning (1919-2008) was the curator of the HLFM from 1970 until 2002. by the late Edwin H. Horning, former curator, Henry L. Ferguson Museum Originally

Pool Party for Spring Peepers

By |2020-05-23T07:59:52-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Natural History, Nature Notes, News|

Pool Party for Spring Peepers Museum April 2020 Spring Peeper The wonders of nature never cease, and in our current circumstances time spent focusing on the natural world provides a welcome relief from the news. Spring has arrived and with it comes the nighttime sound that heralds the change in seasons: the

An Auction Yields Two Works by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

By |2020-05-29T12:46:44-04:00May 25th, 2018|Natural History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

Untitled watercolor on paper by Louis Agassiz Fuertes To Harry Ferguson A souvenir of many kindnesses. ~ Louis Agassiz Fuertes. On April 7, 2018, the Museum purchased at auction two works of art by celebrated bird artist and illustrator Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927). They had originally been given as

Edwin Horning’s Extensive Bird Data to be Uploaded to eBird

By |2020-05-29T12:47:20-04:00May 24th, 2015|Natural History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2015|

Ed Horning in front of the second Museum, c.1997. Photo by Ethan Kibbe. Edwin Horning’s Extensive Bird Data to be Uploaded to eBird by John Sepenoski My involvement in the Ed Horning Journals Project can be traced back to the Town of Southold appointing me as the Town’s representative to an Audubon

Eelgrass of Fishers Island

By |2020-09-27T09:10:19-04:00May 14th, 2013|Natural History, Photo Gallery|

Fishers Island is one of the last remaining places where Eelgrass (Zostera marina) thrives in New York waters.  Once found in every harbor, creek and cove on the East Coast, this critically important species is now only found in cool, clear and often wave-swept waters like those

Edwin H. Horning — an autobiography

By |2020-04-21T12:33:29-04:00February 26th, 2013|Documents, Natural History|

Edwin H. Horning Edwin H. Horning, who passed away on August 28, 2008, first came to Fishers Island as a school teacher in 1951. He joined the Board of Trustees of the H.L. Ferguson Museum at its inception in 1960 and became the Museum's third curator

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


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