A Handicap-Accessible path leads to a platform with a bench that overlooks Middle Farms Pond By Faith Coolidge Can you imagine wanting to enjoy the beauty of Middle Farms Pond but being unable to do so because of a mobility issue? A wonderful addition to the H.L Ferguson Museum’s
Fund created to recognize the work of former H.L. Ferguson Museum Board member and island conservationist Ken Edwards By Faith Coolidge Nearly every day, all year round, islander Ken Edwards can be found driving around the island in his pickup truck checking out different vantage points to observe bird life. For Ken, a day is
Fishers Island Biodiversity: Rare Species and Natural Communities of the Henry L. Ferguson Museum Land Trust New York Natural Heritage Program July 2023 The Henry L. Ferguson Museum contracted with the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP) in early 2020 to conduct a two-year inventory of rare plants and animals
Tracking Avian Activity on Fishers Island, Month by Month The Henry L. Ferguson Museum holds intermittent bird observation data for Fishers Island that date back to the 1920s, initially recorded by Alfred L. and Henry L. Ferguson, Sr. and later in the 1950s and 1960s by Museum Curator H. Lee Ferguson, Jr. The scope
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
The grant will deliver an outreach program to stakeholder communities presenting scenarios for eelgrass protection at Fishers Island, New York, and New London, Connecticut.
A well-camouflaged Least Sandpiper foraging for food among eelgrass on Fishers Island. Photo by Connor Jones. Eelgrass still plays an important role in the ecosystem even after it has died. In this case, it provides habitat for small invertebrates and crustaceans which in turn become food for migrating shorebirds.