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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FIELD NOTE: Epigaea repens (Trailing Arbutus)

By |2022-04-08T12:12:55-04:00April 8th, 2022|Field Note|

FIELD NOTE: Epigaea repens (Trailing Arbutus) For this native wildflower with an exquisite fragrance, one must search among the fallen leaves in early spring. Sometimes referred to as "Plymouth Mayflower" in reference to the fact that it was the first flower to cheer the hearts of the Pilgrim Fathers after the rigors of their

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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.

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