SHIPWRECKED, Coastal Disasters and the Making of The American Beach by author Jamin Wells. Ph.D Hosted by Pierce Rafferty, director Henry L. Ferguson Museum January 31, 2021 in partnership with the New London Maritime Society - Custom House Maritime Museum, Susan Tamulevich, executive director. Though the American beach is now one of the
These recent acquisitions extend and expand the mid-Island sanctuary area, which includes Middle Farms, Treasure, Beach, Island and Perch Ponds and, of course, the well field for the island’s water supply.
The grant will deliver an outreach program to stakeholder communities presenting scenarios for eelgrass protection at Fishers Island, New York, and New London, Connecticut.
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A well-camouflaged Least Sandpiper foraging for food among eelgrass on Fishers Island. Photo by Connor Jones. Eelgrass still plays an important role in the ecosystem even after it has died. In this case, it provides habitat for small invertebrates and crustaceans which in turn become food for migrating shorebirds.
The history of Fishers Island can be experienced one step at a time when walking the Brickyard Pond Trail in the L.F. Boker Doyle Sanctuary and the Clay Pit Trail.
2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island This year, as of October 27th, there have been 167 different species reported. The data are collected from a group of knowledgeable birders and updated on a monthly basis. ● indicates a reported sighting Two oyster catchers flying in
An update on the FISM Coalition: October 2020 October 21, 2020 The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition has spent the summer and fall continuing its path towards protecting the island’s eelgrass ecosystems. Eelgrass, the most common species of seagrass around Fishers Island, is an incredibly important species of marine plant. The roughly 350