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
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
During the summer they actively consume night-flying insects. One little brown bat can eat 60 medium-sized moths or over 1,000 mosquito sized insects in one night! Learn all about our nocturnal neighbors and which species are native to the area.
The H.L. Ferguson Museum has launched an art fund dedicated to acquiring and preserving fine art of particular relevance to Fishers Island. Led by Museum trustee Thomas Parker, the fund will support the Museum’s interest in obtaining artworks by local artists or works that relate to Fishers Island.
Uprooted - by acclaimed garden author Page Dickey Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Page Dickey knew the transitions she faced walking away from her celebrated garden at Duck Hill after thirty-four years. What surprised her were the happy opportunities that came with starting over. This recorded talk from
The Henry L. Ferguson Museum and Lighthouse Works are pleased to announce a collaborative exhibition and sale of a collection of artworks from past Lighthouse Works Fellow Duke Riley. These four artworks by Duke Riley are made from salvaged plastic and rubber debris found on Fishers Island’s
Two juvenile osprey on Middle Farms nest July 12 and two juvenile osprey with an adult on July 13, 2021. Screen captures by Vicki Rafferty Go to Live Osprey Cam
Barred Owls illustrated talk by Ornithologist Rob Bierregaard Hosted by HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty Rob Bierregaard’s July 11, 2021 recorded talk focuses on the Barred Owl, the most prevalent owl on Fishers Island. Their call is often described as sounding like: “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for
The Middle Farms opsrey chicks are growing Juvenile osprey resemble the adults, but have buff-tipped feathers on the back of their upper body, giving them a speckled appearance, and the streaking on the breast tends to be heavier. As juvenile osprey mature, their eye color changes from brown to yellow. ~ Quote
Fishers Island, iNaturalist ORTHOPTERA Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids Curated by educator and naturalist Murray Fisher Annual exhibition sponsored by ALTUS Partners & CHUBB