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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

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Treasure Pond Trail in the Charles B. Ferguson Wildlife Sanctuary

By |2020-05-28T12:09:28-04:00March 26th, 2020|Nature Trails|

8. Treasure Pond Trail in the Charles B. Ferguson Wildlife Sanctuary The Treasure Pond Trail offers 1.5 miles of easy walking, including a large interior loop through a wooded area. This trail provides access points to both Middle Farms Pond and Treasure

The Middle Farms Trail in the Matty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary

By |2020-05-29T15:42:48-04:00March 26th, 2020|Nature Trails|

6. The Middle Farms Trail in the Matty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary This Sanctuary was named to acknowledge Erard A. Matthiessen, who was keenly interested in wildlife preservation.This trail is actually a network of interconnected pathways through a maritime grassland maintained by the Henry L. Ferguson Museum Land Trust.

Penni’s Path in the Matty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary

By |2020-05-29T15:38:49-04:00March 26th, 2020|Nature Trails|

5. Penni’s Path in the Matty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary This trail is named for the late Penelope C. Sharp, a life-long seasonal resident of Fishers Island who served as the Museum’s president for 11 years (2003-2014). She was an accomplished botanist, an avid birder,

Betty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary

By |2020-05-28T11:48:38-04:00March 26th, 2020|Nature Trails|

4. Betty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary The Betty Matthiessen Wildlife Sanctuary was given to the Henry L. Ferguson Museum in memory of Elizabeth C. Matthiessen by her husband, Erard A. Matthiessen, and her son, Peter Matthiessen. This eight-acre peninsula, surrounded by the brackish

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021

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

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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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