2012 Nature Notes Fishers Island is host to many bird species and perhaps the most striking are the herons and egrets, members of the bird family Ardeidae.
A Detailed Look at Fishers Island's First Known Prize Fight by Pierce Rafferty Fishers Island's colorful boxing history begins in the late 1860s during the period when Robert Ralston Fox, a retired manufacturer, owned the island and ran it as a cattle and sheep stock farm. The entire island was his private estate for he
Island History: Prize Fights on Fishers Island by Pierce Rafferty If a poll were taken today asking what sport was most associated with Fishers Island, without doubt sailing or golf would top the list. For those with longer memories, horse shows and dog trials might also come to mind. However, believe it or not, there
New York Report by James H. Hill, published in April 1901 (The Auk, New Series Vol. XVIII, No. 1, April 1901) Flat Hammock off North Hill once hosted a large tern colony. At the eastern end of Fishers Island, about two or three miles distant from the Connecticut shore is Wicopesset, a small,
From the Files of the Museum: Nesting Terns On and Around Fishers Island One Hundred Years Ago
2012 Newsletter From the President by Penni Sharp Spring is well underway on Fishers Island as I write this annual greeting on behalf of the Museum. After one of the mildest winters in my memory, spring has brought a strange mix of weather conditions with temperatures well into the 80s during March followed by chilly