2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island

By |2020-10-30T09:27:36-04:00October 28th, 2020|Natural History, News|

2020 Reported Bird Sightings on Fishers Island This year, as of October 27th, there have been 167 different species reported. 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

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An Update on the FISM Coalition: October 2020

By |2020-10-30T10:21:43-04:00October 24th, 2020|Natural History, News|

An update on the FISM Coalition: October 2020 October 21, 2020  The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition has spent the summer and fall continuing its path towards protecting the island’s eelgrass ecosystems. Eelgrass, the most common species of seagrass around Fishers Island, is an incredibly important species of marine plant. The roughly 350

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FISM: Eelgrass vs. Algae

By |2020-10-09T13:58:24-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Natural History, News|

FISM: Eelgrass vs. Algae October 1, 2020 By Connor Jones, FISM Coordinator fishersislandseagrass@gmail.com You are walking on the beach on a breezy fall day and come across something thin, green and plant-like washed up on the beach. You know it came from the ocean, but how do you tell if it is a plant

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Long Island Sound’s Ecosystem Engineers

By |2020-10-09T13:58:37-04:00September 7th, 2020|Natural History, News|

Long Island Sound’s Ecosystem Engineers By Connor Jones Eelgrass, or Zostera marina, is a type of seagrass found in the estuaries and coastlines of the northern hemisphere. One of 72 species of seagrass found around the world, eelgrass is a true plant (an angiosperm), with roots, stems, leaves, seeds, and of course, flowers! Although

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Middle Farms Osprey have Fledged

By |2020-08-10T13:32:27-04:00August 10th, 2020|News, Osprey Blog 2020|

After the two young osprey had fledged from Middle Farms nest, one fledgling was spotted back at the nest on August 10, 2020. We expect that they will continue to visit prior to their migration this fall. Thanks to Carolyn Ross for reporting the empty nest. August 9, 2020 empty

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Osprey Fledglings Report 2020

By |2020-07-29T18:01:03-04:00July 29th, 2020|Natural History, Nature Notes, News|

A pair from a drone with the remains of dinner. Photo by Todd McCormack Osprey Fledglings Report 2020 by Ken Edwards, Sr. We had 42 fledglings on 18 sites, a new high for Fishers Island. The past high was in 2018 with 34 on 17 sites. This year we had great

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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

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