The Piping Plover

By |2020-04-16T16:19:25-04:00February 27th, 2012|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2011|

2011 Nature Notes Two years ago, a bird not seen at Fishers Island for a number of years, returned. The bird was the Piping plover (Charadrius melodus), a federally threatened species in the Atlantic region. During the 1970s, the island supported a small colony of this species near Middle Farms; however, habitat change and other causes resulted in the disappearance of this bird from Fishers.

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Island History: A World War II Mystery Solved

By |2020-04-16T16:24:08-04:00February 27th, 2012|Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2011|

2011 Newsletter Island History: A World War II Mystery Solved by Pierce Rafferty Barge with US Navy "Herald" equipment and cables off coast of Fishers Island, NY, during World War II. "The original "Big Club" clubhouse is prominent in background. – Courtesy of Jim Carpenter In early February 2011, an e-mail was sent

One Man’s Experience in Aquaculture

By |2020-05-29T13:08:14-04:00February 27th, 2012|Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2011|

2011 Newsletter One Man's Experience in Aquaculture by G.C. Matthiessen Aerial photo of Island Pond and surrounding ponds, April 2001. Island Pond, also known as "Oyster Pond," has a peninsula jutting into it with a small pond at center. Courtesy of NYS Office for Technology The following article appeared in Wrack Lines, Vol.

Land Trust Report 2010-Spring 2011

By |2020-04-16T16:18:55-04:00February 27th, 2012|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2011|

2011 Newsletter Land Trust Report 2010-Spring 2011 by Bob Miller Former Moody/Goulard horse pasture donated by the Krakowskys to HLFM Land Trust. - Photo courtesy of Jim Reid 2010 and early 2011 witnessed an increasing pace of contributions of potential building lots to the Land Trust, to be held in their natural state

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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