The Middle Farms opsrey chicks are growing Juvenile osprey resemble the adults, but have buff-tipped feathers on the back of their upper body, giving them a speckled appearance, and the streaking on the breast tends to be heavier. As juvenile osprey mature, their eye color changes from brown to yellow. ~ Quote
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021 Fishers Island, Naturally: A Photographic Celebration Young Eastern Painted Turtle on lily pad, the Peninsula, Darby’s Cove Photo by Terry McNamara Annual exhibition sponsored by ALTUS Partners & CHUBB
2021 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island (There were a total of 186 bird species observed over the calendar year) 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
An osprey was first spotted on Middle Farms nest March 31, this year. We apologize for the feed being down during the first arrival. A special thanks to Richard Marshall for sending the screen grab on April 2 to confirm an osprey is back! Go To Live Osprey Cam
Did You Know the first warm rainy night of spring is known as "Big Night" in the herpetological world and marks the eve of the salamander and frog migration to vernal pools? Keep a careful eye as you drive at night on the roadways that cross between uplands and wetland depressions to avoid crushing
The Ferguson Museum is engaged in a number of joint projects spearheaded by the Museum’s Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator Jack Schneider and Fishers Island School teacher Adam Murray. Murray teaches courses in environmental science, construction and woodshop, as well as land conservation. He and the high school students he teaches have teamed up with
These recent acquisitions extend and expand the mid-Island sanctuary area, which includes Middle Farms, Treasure, Beach, Island and Perch Ponds and, of course, the well field for the island’s water supply.