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NATURE NOTES: Fresh Water Turtles of Fishers Island

By |2020-04-14T19:20:06-04:00June 16th, 2014|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2014|

Fresh Water Turtles of Fishers Island by Penni Sharp Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) On any sunny spring or summer day, anyone passing by one of Fishers Island’s freshwater ponds may catch a glimpse of turtles basking on an exposed rock or fallen tree. These turtles are most likely to be painted turtles (Chrysemys

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2014 Newsletter: From the President

By |2020-05-31T08:53:40-04:00June 16th, 2014|Newsletter, Newsletter 2014|

Sessile-leaved bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia) Starflower (Trientalis borealis) Indian cucumber-root (Medeola virginiana) Photos by Thomas Kent. From the President Now that the long winter is behind us and thoughts of the polar vortex thankfully fade, our attention turns to the most welcomed season—spring.

The Museum Begins Second Floor Renovation Project

By |2020-05-15T16:43:49-04:00June 16th, 2014|Newsletter, Newsletter 2014|

The Museum Begins Second Floor Renovation Project The Museum has commissioned a new plan to bring our unfinished second floor into more active use as a reference/research area for visitors and as a site for programming of all types. At our October 2013 meeting, the HLFM board voted to move forward with finished architectural

The Incredible Egg

By |2020-05-29T12:50:30-04:00June 16th, 2014|Newsletter, Newsletter 2014|

Rob Bierregaard Rob Bierregaard, Research Associate of the A cademy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, returned to Fishers Island in late April at the invitation of the Henry L. Ferguson Museum. Rob’s goal was to “tag” a second male osprey on Fishers Island with a cell tower transmitter, having

A Report on “Tagged” Ospreys Edwin and Charlie

By |2020-05-15T17:10:36-04:00June 16th, 2014|Newsletter, Newsletter 2014|

Edwin’s tracks from 4/01/14 to 5/17/14. Charlie’s tracks from 5/01/14 to 5/18/14. A Report on “Tagged” Ospreys Edwin and Charlie by Beth Jepsen Edwin spent much of the summer last year in Connecticut, most frequently around Lake Konomoc in Montville and nearby water sources. In August he began

Two Historic F.I. Leases Purchased by HLFM

By |2020-04-23T17:09:17-04:00June 16th, 2014|Documents, Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2014|

Two Historic F.I. Leases Purchased by HLFM by Pierce Rafferty It may come as a surprise to many that for much of its fabled history Fishers Island was an absentee-owned rental property. From the mid-1600s until the early 1810s, successive generations of island-owning Winthrops more often than not rented out all of Fishers Island

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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