by Penni Sharp
Spring is well underway on Fishers Island as I write this annual greeting on behalf of the Museum. After one of the mildest winters in my memory, spring has brought a strange mix of weather conditions with temperatures well into the 80s during March followed by chilly days in April and May.
(The Auk, New Series Vol. XVIII, No. 1, April 1901)
At the eastern end of Fishers Island, about two or three miles distant from the Connecticut shore is Wicopesset, a small, sandy, rocky island. Here a colony of about three hundred Wilson's and a few Roseate Terns nest.