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2022 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

By |2022-05-11T11:09:02-04:00May 10th, 2022|News|

2022 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island (There were a total of 86 different bird species observed as of May 1st of this year) The data are collected from a group of knowledgeable birders and updated on a monthly basis. ● indicates a reported sighting Baltimore

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Second osprey egg at Middle Farms nest

By |2022-05-03T16:38:03-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Osprey Blog 2022|

The second osprey egg was laid at Middle Farms nest shortly after 10 PM on April 29, 2022 – three days after the first egg. The above screen capture showing two eggs was provided by Vicki Rafferty, who was watching from California on May 1st and first noticed that a second egg had been

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Job Opening: FISM Project Coordinator

By |2022-04-27T07:54:55-04:00April 27th, 2022|News|

Become a Seagrass Steward. The FISM Project Coordinator is multi-faceted role involving capacity building, community engagement, and marine resource management planning, education, monitoring and data management. Please send your resume by June 1, 2022.

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First osprey egg laid April 26th

By |2022-04-27T09:12:06-04:00April 26th, 2022|Osprey Blog 2022|

The first egg was laid at Middle Farms nest the night of April 26, 2022 (About 30 seconds into video) while the male took a nap on the right post.  The female then hopped up onto the left post as the male examined the egg. He covered it to provide warmth. Please

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Wood Anemone

By |2022-04-18T09:44:47-04:00April 18th, 2022|Field Note|

Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) The wood anemone, is an early-spring flowering plant in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Wood Anemone. Photo by Jack Schneider Anemonoides nemorosa is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant less than 30 centimetres (12 in) in height. The compound basal leaves are palmate or ternate (divided

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Canada mayflower

By |2022-04-12T16:03:57-04:00April 12th, 2022|Field Note|

Look for the Canada mayflower, Maianthemum (May blossom) canadense, which is a "spring ephemeral". Maianthemum canadense photo courtesy of Halpaugh at English Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Spring Ephemerals Spring ephemerals are native woodland plants that flower briefly during the spring. Look for their blooms in deciduous woods

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Young Eastern Painted Turtle on lily pad, the Peninsula, Darby’s Cove
Photograph by Terry McNamara

Fishers Island, Naturally


This year’s Annual Exhibition, complemented by two special exhibitions, celebrates the natural history of Fishers Island, primarily through the lens of contemporary photography, with a focus on both habitats and the diverse species that utilize and/or occupy them.

Enter Virtual Exhibit

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