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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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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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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Bats In Our Region by DPNC Education Director Kim Hargrave

By |2021-08-03T12:02:33-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Guest Speaker|

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.

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Uprooted by acclaimed garden author Page Dickey

By |2021-07-26T08:38:26-04:00July 26th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

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

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Barred Owls by Ornithologist Rob Bierregaard

By |2021-07-13T09:16:58-04:00July 13th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

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

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The Billion Oyster Project

By |2021-07-04T08:02:43-04:00July 4th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

The Billion Oyster Project Illustrated Lecture by Pete Malinowski Hosted by Pierce Rafferty, director, Henry L. Ferguson Museum Pete Malinowski, co-founder and Executive Director of the Billion Oyster Project (BOP), reveals how they have harnessed the power of oyster to restore and reclaim New York Harbor while educating and

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Astronomy and the E. Wilbur Rice Jr. Observatory on Fishers Island

By |2021-05-10T14:46:10-04:00May 10th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Astronomy and the E. Wilbur Rice Jr. Observatory on Fishers Island Illustrated Lecture by John W. Briggs April 25, 2021. Hosted by Pierce Rafferty, director, Henry L. Ferguson Museum It is not hard to imagine why the island has so many amateur stargazers. The night sky, especially on the south side of the

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Women Lighthouse Keepers by Mary Rasa

By |2021-04-09T15:12:38-04:00April 9th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

The U.S. Lighthouse Service & Women Lighthouse Keepers Illustrated Lecture by Historian Mary Rasa Co-Hosted March 28, 2021 by Pierce Rafferty, director, Henry L. Ferguson Museum New London Maritime Society Custom House Maritime Museum In this program, Ms. Rasa explored the U.S. Lighthouse Service and took a look at five

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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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