The following is the Acknowledgments section of the NYNHP Fishers Island Biodiversity report:
Elizabeth McCance, Pierce Rafferty, Terry McNamara, Jack Schneider, and members of the board of the Henry L. Ferguson Museum were enthusiastic partners and consummate hosts. Hugh McGuinness identified all moth specimens, gave context to the findings, and offered valuable feedback on sampling methods. Portions of his report to NYNHP are excerpted here. Katie Beeles, Julie Hart, Daniel Schlaepfer, Carmen Greenwood, Jim Hardin, Eliza Schlesinger, and Flora Schlesinger assisted with field work. Adam Murray and his students cut coverboards and helped with deployment, dug holes, and impressed us with their maturity and knowledge. Lydia Doucette, in particular, helped above and beyond with moth trapping. Ellizabeth McCance, Bryan Danforth and Marina Caillaud, Lucinda Herrick and Kathrin Leuchtenburg, Sarah and Steve Malinowski, Ellen and Harry Parker, and Vicki and Pierce Rafferty provided the best field housing ever. Donors to the Henry L. Ferguson Museum supported this project financially. Kevin Jennings from NYS DEC shared bat call files, Adam Mitchell shared moth data, and Murray Fisher showed us some of his discoveries and inspired others to contribute to iNaturalist. At NYNHP, DJ Evans and Fiona McKinney gave administrative and moral support, Emily Cheadle made maps, Tim Howard compiled FQA data, and Max Henschell compiled LCA data. Max, Dave Kramer, and Leah Akins watched the kids and various people took care of our pets.
Suggested citation: Schlesinger, M. D., G. J. Edinger, R. M. Ring, A. M. Ballou, K. G. Hietala-Henschell, M. A. McCormack, J. P. Vanek, E. L. White, and S. M. Young. 2023. Fishers Island biodiversity: Rare species and natural communities of the Henry L. Ferguson Museum Land Trust. New York Natural Heritage Program, Albany, NY.