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

Comments Off on Amazing Natural History Discovery on Museum’s Land Trust property

Land Trust Report Spring 2021

By |2021-05-28T09:09:50-04:00May 27th, 2021|Land Trust, Newsletter 2021|

The Land Trust has acquired two significant parcels of undeveloped land, partnered with the New York Natural Heritage Program to prepare a “wall-to-wall ecological community map” of our sanctuary areas, worked with the conservation class at the Fishers Island School on vairous projects as well as continued ongoing projects to restore wetland plants and maintain our nature trails.

Comments Off on Land Trust Report Spring 2021

Collaboration with FI School on Museum trail projects

By |2021-03-03T05:47:42-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Land Trust, Nature Trails, News|

The Ferguson Museum is engaged in a number of joint projects spearheaded by the Museum’s Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator Jack Schneider and Fishers Island School teacher Adam Murray. Murray teaches courses in environmental science, construction and woodshop, as well as land conservation. He and the high school students he teaches have teamed up with

Comments Off on Collaboration with FI School on Museum trail projects

Trail Clearing: A Labor of Love

By |2020-05-29T12:46:04-04:00November 8th, 2019|Land Trust, Museum News|

The creation of and care for many of the walking trails on Fishers Island began as an individual volunteer effort spearheaded by seasonal resident Matty Matthiessen starting in the 1960s. What began as a labor of love and appreciation from a handful of dedicated supporters expanded into an annual tradition shared by many.

Land Trust Volunteers Needed

By |2020-04-16T21:24:32-04:00June 5th, 2019|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2019|

Bench overlooking swamp on Chocomount Trail. The Museum’s Land Trust has miles of nature trails that need to be kept clear and passable. A relatively small group of board members and volunteers tackle this herculean project in all seasons, seeking to maintain the level of clearing we attain collectively during our annual Thanksgiving group effort. Please consider contributing

Land Trust Report 2018-Spring 2019

By |2020-04-16T21:22:19-04:00June 4th, 2019|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2019|

by Bob Miller We are delighted that Jack Schneider has become our Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator. Jack came to us early this year with a wealth of experience in planning, project management, budgeting, fundraising, and communications. He was animal curator at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Mystic Aquarium, and The Oklahoma City Zoo. As director

Land Trust Report 2017-Spring 2018

By |2020-04-16T21:13:11-04:00May 25th, 2018|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

View of F.I. Sound from Chocomount Cove Sanctuary, May 2018 by Bob Miller In 2017 the Museum’s Land Trust was extremely fortunate to acquire the land of the new “Chocomount Cove Sanctuary” through the generosity of the C.V. Ferguson Family. This exceptional five-acre parcel extends from the East End main road to Fishers

Land Trust Report 2016 – Spring 2017

By |2020-04-14T20:08:05-04:00May 23rd, 2017|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2017|

Land Trust Report 2016 – Spring 2017 by Bob Miller 2016 was an active and productive year for the Land Trust. We received contributions of two parcels of environmentally sensitive land—one with an area of over one acre on the East End Road donated by Henry and Margaret King,

Land Trust Report 2010-Spring 2011

By |2020-04-16T16:18:55-04:00February 27th, 2012|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2011|

2011 Newsletter Land Trust Report 2010-Spring 2011 by Bob Miller Former Moody/Goulard horse pasture donated by the Krakowskys to HLFM Land Trust. - Photo courtesy of Jim Reid 2010 and early 2011 witnessed an increasing pace of contributions of potential building lots to the Land Trust, to be held in their natural state


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

Fishers Island, Naturally


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

Subscribe to our e-News

Sign-up to get the latest news and update information. Don't worry, we won't send spam!

Go to Top