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Three Chicks Confirmed at Middle Farms Nest June 3, 2024

By |2024-06-08T17:43:43-04:00June 8th, 2024|News, Osprey Blog 2024|

A third chick was confirmed June 3rd by the Osprey Cam! While osprey mom feeds the other two chicks, the newest chick can be see popping up briefly in the foreground. The following clips captured some moments from the first few days after the third egg hatched.

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Woodpeckers of the Region

By |2024-06-07T16:58:42-04:00June 7th, 2024|Guest Speaker|

Woodpeckers of the Region Illustrated talk, presented virtually May 5, 2024 by Kim Hargrave, director of education for the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic, Conn. Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Fishers Island is home to six woodpecker species, all occupying their own niche. In this recorded illustrated talk

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Second Osprey Egg Hatched at Middle Farms Nest May 31, 2024

By |2024-06-03T16:43:07-04:00June 3rd, 2024|News, Osprey Blog 2024|

The second osprey egg hatched May 31, 2024. Mom removes an empty egg shell from the bowl on May 31, 2024. The following clips captured some moments from the day the second egg hatched at Middle Farms nest. MAY 31, 2024. This clip appears

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First Osprey Egg Hatched at Middle Farms Nest May 29, 2024

By |2024-06-07T13:05:08-04:00May 31st, 2024|News, Osprey Blog 2024|

The first osprey egg hatched May 29, 2024. Osprey watching egg hatching on the afternoon of May 29, 2024. The following clips captured some moments from the first 24 hours for the first addition to the osprey family at Middle Farms. MAY 29, 2024.

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Conserving Seagrass: Human activities in the nearshore waters of F.I.

By |2024-05-22T16:02:56-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Newsletter 2024|

Conserving Seagrass: Human activities in the nearshore waters of F.I. by Hannah Vagts In collaboration with the community, the Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition founded the Save Our Seagrass Movement. This initiative is built on the belief that when community members are empowered with information about seagrass, they will

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Island Pond

By |2024-05-22T15:46:55-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Land Trust, Newsletter 2024|

Island Pond by Jack Schneider Island Pond, and the attached Beach Pond, are classified together ecologically as a “Coastal Salt Pond.” However, this was not always so. Historically, this 52-acre pond complex, the second largest in New York State, was separated from the salty ocean water of Block Island Sound

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The Lyles Beach Hotel: The Center of Fishers Island’s Brief Flirtation with Tourism

By |2024-05-22T15:06:10-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Island History, Newsletter 2024|

Island History The Lyles Beach Hotel: The Center of Fishers Island’s Brief Flirtation with Tourism by Pierce Rafferty Excursion ferry SS Block Island at Lyles Beach dock, c.1885. Since the first settlement of Fishers Island by John Winthrop in the 1640s, Fishers Island has undergone two

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Further Investigation of the Island’s Flora and Fauna

By |2024-05-22T08:48:18-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Land Trust, Newsletter 2024|

Further Investigation of the Island’s Flora and Fauna by Elizabeth McCance Last summer, we saw the wrap-up of the two-year survey of the Land Trust’s ecological communities and select taxa by the team of scientists from the New York Natural Heritage Program. Their work yielded volumes of information, including not

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2023

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F.I. Sketchbook 2005

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF CHARLIE FERGUSON

In the full sweep of Fishers Island’s history, there is no artist more synonymous, more closely associated with Fishers Island than Charles B. “Charlie” Ferguson. The main show features images from two of Charlie's sketchbooks which functioned as illustrated diaries that were filled with daily activities, nature observations, personal notes, and lots of art—drawings, sketches, and watercolors—in various states of completion.

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