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HLFM 2021 Fall Hawk and Bird Watch with Maggie Jones

By |2021-10-11T16:47:56-04:00October 11th, 2021|News|

The HLFM annual Hawk Watch with Maggie Jones took place on October 2, 2021 with another perfect day for migrating hawks and songbirds (and a few butterflies, dragonflies and spring peepers). Maggie Jones' Hawk and Bird Watch 2021 Species Observation List 10/2/21 Merlin Kestrel Harrier

Bird Bling by Adam DiNuovo

By |2021-09-28T08:18:09-04:00September 28th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Bird Bling: How Banding Birds Helps Conservation Illustrated talk by seabird biologist Adam DiNuovo Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty In this illustrated talk, Adam DiNuovo will show how banding reveals the remarkable lives of birds and helps in nationwide conservation efforts. He will use birds from all over

Preserve Plum Island by Louise Harrison

By |2021-09-20T14:38:11-04:00September 20th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Preserve Plum Island An illustraked talk by Louise Harrison, Save the Sound's New York Natural Areas Coordinator Hosted at the Fishers Island Movie Theater by members of the Preserve Plum Island Coalition: the H.L. Ferguson Museum, the Fishers Island Conservancy, and the Fishers Island Oyster Farm. Ms. Harrison will

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U-Boats In New England by Eric Wiberg

By |2021-09-14T09:06:27-04:00September 14th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

U-Boats In New England: Submarine Patrols, Survivors, and Saboteurs, 1942-45 Illustrated talk by maritime historian Eric Wiberg Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Today, observing the distinctive profile of an attack-class submarine cruising off the shores of Fishers may inspire of patriotism, gratitude, or curiosity. With the advent of

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A Most Pivotal Decade: Fishers Island In The 1940s

By |2021-09-01T12:11:36-04:00September 1st, 2021|Illustrated Lecture|

A Most Pivotal Decade: Fishers Island In The 1940s by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Hosted by the Fishers Island Movie Theater Reminders of Fishers Island’s many different historical eras are all around us. One such iconic structure that has been reclaimed, restored, and given an updated purpose for new

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Amazing Natural History Discovery on Museum’s Land Trust property

By |2021-08-27T08:13:21-04:00August 26th, 2021|iNaturalist, Land Trust, Natural History, News|

On August 25, 2021, educator and naturalist, Murray Fisher sent the following report to Museum director, Pierce Rafferty: "I just had the most amazing natural history discovery today on the Land Trust’s Matty Matthiessen preserve that I want to share with you – and everyone! . . ." As I always

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Rare Species And Natural Communities Of Fishers Island by Matthew Schlesinger

By |2021-09-14T08:53:57-04:00August 21st, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Rare Species And Natural Communities Of Fishers Island with Matthew Schlesinger Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty In this recorded illustrated talk, Matthew Schlesinger, Chief Zoologist, NYNHP details some of the survey techniques and interesting discoveries from the first half of the 2021 field season that was part of

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Fishers Island Seagrass Webinars & Input Survey

By |2021-08-14T08:32:41-04:00August 14th, 2021|News|

As an active partner and co-chair of the Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition, the Museum is pleased to promote the dedicated work taking place to protect the Island’s seagrass. As such, we encourage islanders to read about the plan that FISM is developing to preserve and manage local seagrass beds by registering for

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Common Loon Restoration Efforts In Southern New England by Lucas Savoy

By |2021-08-10T11:48:09-04:00August 10th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Common Loon Restoration Efforts In Southern New England By Lucas Savoy, Wildlife Research Biologist and Loon Program Director at the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), a non-profit conservation organization based in Portland, Maine Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty This recorded illustrated talk will discuss efforts of BRI, and their

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Vernal Pools by Bruce Fellman

By |2021-08-25T10:20:42-04:00August 7th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Vernal Pools: A Look at the Remarkable Life of a Part-time Pond by Bruce Fellman Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Vernal pools are magical and temporary freshwater wetlands that serve as both single’s bars and nurseries for a variety of frogs, salamanders, and invertebrates, all of which have evolved

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021

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

Fishers Island, Naturally

NOW OPEN

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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