Upcoming Virtual Talks

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In this Sunday's virtual illustrated talk, John W. Briggs will delve into the fascinating stories behind the instrumentation of astronomy, and in particular, the little-known story of the astronomical observatory built right here on Fishers.

Barred Owls

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ornithologist Rob Bierregaard’s illustrated talk focuses on the Barred Owl, the most widespread owl on Fishers Island. Their call is often described as sounding like: “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?”

Virtual illustrated lecture by acclaimed garden author Page Dickey. She has been gardening passionately since her early twenties, and writing about gardening, as well as designing gardens for others, for the last three decades. She has written eight books and edited another. Most of her books concentrate on aspects of garden design such as creating gardens that reflect their settings.

Vernal Pools

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This illustrated virtual talk by Bruce Fellman focuses on amazing life in the temporary wetlands known as vernal pools.

Bats of Our Region

August 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This virtual illustrated talk by Kim Hargrave, Education Director of the DPNC, reveals that bats are critical animals to local ecosystems worldwide. An adult program suitable for older, interested children.

Common Loon Restoration

August 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A virtual illustrated lecture by Lucas Savoy. BRI and their partners have embarked on a multi-year project to restore Common Loons to areas of southern New England, where loons have been removed from the landscape for more than 100 years.

A virtual illustrated talk by Matthew Schlesinger, Chief Zoologist, New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP). Building on the island’s legacy of natural history work and more recent biodiversity observations, the NYNHP and the HLFM are conducting focused surveys for rare plants, insects, amphibians, reptiles, bats, and other species.

Seabird biologist Adam DiNuovo’s virtual talk will illustrate how banding reveals the remarkable lives of birds and helps in nationwide conservation efforts.