2011 Nature Notes Two years ago, a bird not seen at Fishers Island for a number of years, returned. The bird was the Piping plover (Charadrius melodus), a federally threatened species in the Atlantic region. During the 1970s, the island supported a small colony of this species near Middle Farms; however, habitat change and other causes resulted in the disappearance of this bird from Fishers.
2011 Newsletter Island History: A World War II Mystery Solved by Pierce Rafferty Barge with US Navy "Herald" equipment and cables off coast of Fishers Island, NY, during World War II. "The original "Big Club" clubhouse is prominent in background. – Courtesy of Jim Carpenter In early February 2011, an e-mail was sent
2011 Newsletter One Man's Experience in Aquaculture by G.C. Matthiessen Aerial photo of Island Pond and surrounding ponds, April 2001. Island Pond, also known as "Oyster Pond," has a peninsula jutting into it with a small pond at center. Courtesy of NYS Office for Technology The following article appeared in Wrack Lines, Vol.
2011 Newsletter Land Trust Report 2010-Spring 2011 by Bob Miller Former Moody/Goulard horse pasture donated by the Krakowskys to HLFM Land Trust. - Photo courtesy of Jim Reid 2010 and early 2011 witnessed an increasing pace of contributions of potential building lots to the Land Trust, to be held in their natural state
The early spring on Fishers Island brought with it some interesting events in the avian world. Most remarkable was the occupation of the Rafferty osprey nest by a pair of Greathorned owls (Bubo virginianus).