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Your Voice Matters: Take the Ferguson Museum Survey Now!

By |2024-02-29T08:08:57-05:00February 21st, 2024|News|

Henry L. Ferguson Museum photo by Neil Knowles To ALL Fishers Islanders, Whether you’ve been to the Museum recently or not, we’d like your input! Tell us what you think!  What you love, what we should improve, what you would like to see more of … Your feedback will shape how we plan

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H.L. Ferguson Museum 2023: The Year in Review

By |2023-12-21T10:58:27-05:00December 21st, 2023|Gifts, News|

Dear Fishers Islanders: I am once again incredibly appreciative of the community’s support for the Museum and its work. Together, we have had a very productive year. Our Land Trust achieved many milestones, our storage areas were upgraded, and our popular exhibits and programming attracted audiences of all ages. Thanks to contributions from twelve

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Middle Farms osprey have migrated

By |2023-09-25T16:58:45-04:00September 25th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

The last confirmed sighting of osprey from the Museum webcam was September 13, 2023. The osprey chick getting ready to leave the nest with a fish in its claw on September 10, 2023. The daily fish deliveries grew fewer at Middle Farms nest during the second week of September,

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Museum Adds Handicap-Accessiblity to Land Trust Nature Trails

By |2023-09-26T12:05:44-04:00September 23rd, 2023|Land Trust, Natural History, News|

A Handicap-Accessible path leads to a platform with a bench that overlooks Middle Farms Pond By Faith Coolidge Can you imagine wanting to enjoy the beauty of Middle Farms Pond but being unable to do so because of a mobility issue? A wonderful addition to the H.L Ferguson Museum’s

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Osprey Chick still relying on parents for fish in September

By |2023-09-19T10:12:23-04:00September 19th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

From late August through the first week of September, the osprey chick continued calls for fish at Middle Farms nest. During a couple visits to the nest over these two weeks, the osprey chick appeared to be wet but it is unknown if it succeeded in catching any fish on its own.

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The Ken Edwards Wildlife Conservation Fund

By |2023-09-26T11:29:01-04:00September 6th, 2023|Natural History, News|

Fund created to recognize the work of former H.L. Ferguson Museum Board member and island conservationist Ken Edwards By Faith Coolidge Nearly every day, all year round, islander Ken Edwards can be found driving around the island in his pickup truck checking out different vantage points to observe bird life. For Ken, a day is

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Osprey Chick Defends Nest in August

By |2023-08-23T13:15:10-04:00August 23rd, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

In August, the osprey chick aggressively defended the nest at Middle Farms and continued to hone vital skills. By mid August, the osprey spent less time on the nest and during feeding times usually only stayed briefly. They could more often be heard nearby and the chick returned to the camera nightly

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Osprey Chick First Flight July 29th

By |2023-08-09T11:28:50-04:00August 7th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

On July 29th, approximately 58 days after hatching from the egg, the osprey chick fully fledged and took its first flight away from the nest at Middle Farms. In the days leading up to its first flight, the fledgling continued to develop stronger skills for flying, along with skills for eating and

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Fishers Island Biodiversity 2023 Report

By |2023-11-20T09:10:53-05:00August 4th, 2023|Featured, Natural History, News|

Fishers Island Biodiversity: Rare Species and Natural Communities of the Henry L. Ferguson Museum Land Trust New York Natural Heritage Program July 2023 The Henry L. Ferguson Museum contracted with the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP) in early 2020 to conduct a two-year inventory of rare plants and animals

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2023

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F.I. Sketchbook 2005

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF CHARLIE FERGUSON

In the full sweep of Fishers Island’s history, there is no artist more synonymous, more closely associated with Fishers Island than Charles B. “Charlie” Ferguson. The main show features images from two of Charlie's sketchbooks which functioned as illustrated diaries that were filled with daily activities, nature observations, personal notes, and lots of art—drawings, sketches, and watercolors—in various states of completion.

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