Male Woodcock Wooing with Every Dance Step

By |2020-04-14T19:02:08-04:00April 5th, 2020|News|

Spring is time for the Woodcock Mating Ritual. This male is wooing the woodcock ladies and will, if all turns out well, later engage in a spectacular “sky dance” with one of them. This video was captured by Claudia Desimone April 4th, 2020, 1:50 pm, on dirt road between Chippy’s house and East End Main

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

Museum Closed

By |2020-05-16T20:10:24-04:00March 15th, 2020|Museum News, News|

The H.L. Ferguson Museum is closed until further notice. Due to the threat posed by Covid-19 to our community, the H.L. Ferguson Museum will remain closed to the public until further notice. The Museum will, however, present a full schedule of programming to the community throughout the 2020 season. Beginning in June, its lectures, exhibitions

Remembering the Mystic Isle

By |2020-05-16T20:43:41-04:00February 24th, 2020|Island History, News|

Mystic Isle underway and approaching Silver Eel Cove Remembering the Mystic Isle We Fishers Islanders love our ferries, and those of us who are “of a certain age” wax particularly poetic over the M/V Mystic Isle, remembered fondly from our childhoods with its red leather seats, muraled walls and quirky onboarding midship. It

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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