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Osprey visit Middle Farms nest before migration

By |2022-10-04T12:30:30-04:00September 23rd, 2022|News, Osprey Blog 2022|

On September 15, 2022 one of the juvenile osprey briefly stopped by Middle Farms nest for a final visit of the season. Moments after leaving, another osprey flies by the camera but it is not clear if this was the sibling, one of the adults – or another osprey. The clips below capture two

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Fishers Island Seagrass Management Coalition Plan August 2022

By |2022-08-30T13:51:18-04:00August 30th, 2022|News|

The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition has developed a plan to protect the threatened but vital resource of eelgrass beds in Long Island Sound. The FISM coalition, a group that represents a variety of stakeholder interests, established a goal of protecting all of Fishers Island’s eelgrass, as it is an important resource in

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New Fishers Island Seagrass Management Coordinator: Hannah Vagts

By |2022-08-30T13:46:32-04:00August 24th, 2022|News|

HLFM welcomes Hannah Vagts as the new Fishers Island Seagrass Management Coordinator. Hannah, who is a biochemist, has a wealth of research experience in marine biodiversity and population assessments. She most recently served as a research assistant at Auburn University where she conducted a reef fish movement and population study. Vagts graduated Magna Cum Laude

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Second osprey egg hatched June 6th

By |2022-06-06T18:47:28-04:00June 6th, 2022|News, Osprey Blog 2022|

The second of three osprey eggs hatched at Middle Farms nest around 2:05 AM on June 6, 2022. Vicki Rafferty was watching the live web cam from California again, and provided screen captures to confirm the second egg had hatched almost two days after the first egg. The short video clips below show highlights

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HLFM Bird Database

By |2022-06-08T10:08:55-04:00May 14th, 2022|Natural History, News|

Tracking Avian Activity on Fishers Island, Month by Month The Henry L. Ferguson Museum holds intermittent bird observation data for Fishers Island that date back to the 1920s, initially recorded by Alfred L. and Henry L. Ferguson, Sr. and later in the 1950s and 1960s by Museum Curator H. Lee Ferguson, Jr. The scope

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2022 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

By |2022-07-20T05:30:09-04:00May 10th, 2022|News|

2022 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island (There were a total of 119 different bird species observed as of June 30th of this year) The data are collected from a group of knowledgeable birders and updated on a monthly basis. ● indicates a reported sighting Baltimore

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A scientific team visits Fishers Island to research its ancient history

By |2021-10-27T12:08:26-04:00October 27th, 2021|Archeology, News|

The group was from the 1523 Project, a multi-disciplinary, scientific team from eastern Long Island.

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HLFM 2021 Fall Hawk and Bird Watch with Maggie Jones

By |2021-10-11T16:47:56-04:00October 11th, 2021|News|

The HLFM annual Hawk Watch with Maggie Jones took place on October 2, 2021 with another perfect day for migrating hawks and songbirds (and a few butterflies, dragonflies and spring peepers). Maggie Jones' Hawk and Bird Watch 2021 Species Observation List 10/2/21 Merlin Kestrel Harrier

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Amazing Natural History Discovery on Museum’s Land Trust property

By |2021-08-27T08:13:21-04:00August 26th, 2021|iNaturalist, Land Trust, Natural History, News|

On August 25, 2021, educator and naturalist, Murray Fisher sent the following report to Museum director, Pierce Rafferty: "I just had the most amazing natural history discovery today on the Land Trust’s Matty Matthiessen preserve that I want to share with you – and everyone! . . ." As I always

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2022

Dr. Ralph Hoch leading the 1978 Memorial Day parade from a red MG driven by Eddie White. Photo by Charlie Morgan.

YEAR ROUND: A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY

The main show chronicles many aspects of the Island’s year-round community with a focus on work, school activities, recreation, and annual events that help bring the Island together.

NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM

This year’s Annual Exhibition will open virtually on this website later this summer.

WINTER VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

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