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

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Fishers Island Seagrass Webinars & Input Survey

By |2021-08-14T08:32:41-04:00August 14th, 2021|News|

As an active partner and co-chair of the Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition, the Museum is pleased to promote the dedicated work taking place to protect the Island’s seagrass. As such, we encourage islanders to read about the plan that FISM is developing to preserve and manage local seagrass beds by registering for

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Museum Launches Fishers Island Art Fund

By |2021-07-30T11:04:07-04:00July 30th, 2021|Art, News|

The H.L. Ferguson Museum has launched an art fund dedicated to acquiring and preserving fine art of particular relevance to Fishers Island. Led by Museum trustee Thomas Parker, the fund will support the Museum’s interest in obtaining artworks by local artists or works that relate to Fishers Island.

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Duke Riley Collection Exhibition & Sale

By |2021-07-16T08:01:17-04:00July 16th, 2021|Exhibitions, News|

The Henry L. Ferguson Museum and Lighthouse Works are pleased to announce a collaborative exhibition and sale of a collection of artworks from past Lighthouse Works Fellow Duke Riley. These four artworks by Duke Riley are made from salvaged plastic and rubber debris found on Fishers Island’s

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The Middle Farms osprey chicks are growing

By |2021-07-12T11:05:34-04:00July 12th, 2021|News, Osprey Blog 2021|

The Middle Farms opsrey chicks are growing Juvenile osprey resemble the adults, but have buff-tipped feathers on the back of their upper body, giving them a speckled appearance, and the streaking on the breast tends to be heavier. As juvenile osprey mature, their eye color changes from brown to yellow. ~ Quote

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Fishers Island, Naturally: A Photographic Celebration

By |2021-09-10T11:35:22-04:00June 16th, 2021|News|

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021 Fishers Island, Naturally: A Photographic Celebration Young Eastern Painted Turtle on lily pad, the Peninsula, Darby’s Cove Photo by Terry McNamara Annual exhibition sponsored by ALTUS Partners & CHUBB

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2021 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

By |2021-06-08T13:08:37-04:00June 8th, 2021|News|

2021 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island (111 Birds Observed This Year) The data are collected from a group of knowledgeable birders and updated on a monthly basis. ● indicates a reported sighting Two oyster catchers flying in formation off South Beach near airport, 5/5/20. Photo

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An Osprey is Back on Middle Farms Nest

By |2021-04-05T15:21:31-04:00April 2nd, 2021|News, Osprey Blog 2021|

An osprey was first spotted on Middle Farms nest March 31, this year. We apologize for the feed being down during the first arrival. A special thanks to Richard Marshall for sending the screen grab on April 2 to confirm an osprey is back! Go To Live Osprey Cam

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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.

Enter Virtual Exhibit

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