Second osprey egg hatched June 6th

By |2022-06-06T18:47:28-04:00June 6th, 2022|News, Osprey Blog 2022|

The second of three osprey eggs hatched at Middle Farms nest around 2:05 AM on June 6, 2022. Vicki Rafferty was watching the live web cam from California again, and provided screen captures to confirm the second egg had hatched almost two days after the first egg. The short video clips below show highlights

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HLFM Bird Database

By |2022-06-08T10:08:55-04:00May 14th, 2022|Natural History, News|

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

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2022 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

By |2022-07-20T05:30:09-04:00May 10th, 2022|News|

2022 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island (There were a total of 119 different bird species observed as of June 30th of this year) The data are collected from a group of knowledgeable birders and updated on a monthly basis. ● indicates a reported sighting Baltimore

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Job Opening: FISM Project Coordinator

By |2022-04-27T07:54:55-04:00April 27th, 2022|News|

Become a Seagrass Steward. The FISM Project Coordinator is multi-faceted role involving capacity building, community engagement, and marine resource management planning, education, monitoring and data management. Please send your resume by June 1, 2022.

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A scientific team visits Fishers Island to research its ancient history

By |2021-10-27T12:08:26-04:00October 27th, 2021|Archeology, News|

The group was from the 1523 Project, a multi-disciplinary, scientific team from eastern Long Island.

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HLFM 2021 Fall Hawk and Bird Watch with Maggie Jones

By |2021-10-11T16:47:56-04:00October 11th, 2021|News|

The HLFM annual Hawk Watch with Maggie Jones took place on October 2, 2021 with another perfect day for migrating hawks and songbirds (and a few butterflies, dragonflies and spring peepers). Maggie Jones' Hawk and Bird Watch 2021 Species Observation List 10/2/21 Merlin Kestrel Harrier

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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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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2022

Dr. Ralph Hoch leading the 1978 Memorial Day parade from a red MG driven by Eddie White. Photo by Charlie Morgan.

YEAR ROUND: A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY

The main show chronicles many aspects of the Island’s year-round community with a focus on work, school activities, recreation, and annual events that help bring the Island together.

NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM

This year’s Annual Exhibition will open virtually on this website later this summer.

WINTER VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

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