Ferns of Fishers Island

By |2020-04-14T19:19:33-04:00May 30th, 2013|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2013|

Cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea). HLFM Sanctuary, 5/15/13. Ferns of Fishers Island by Penni Sharp Fishers Island is a botanically diverse island with a number of different habitat types supporting different plant communities. Nearly 1000 species of vascular plants were identified in a 2003 study of the island flora. The flora of Fishers Island

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2013 Newsletter: From the President

By |2020-05-15T16:00:50-04:00May 30th, 2013|Newsletter, Newsletter 2013|

Spring couldn’t have come soon enough for many of us this year, particularly given the winter storms that came our way. The winter of 2013 seemed endless at times, and the island saw its share of snow for more days than usual for our coastal climate. Spring at Fishers arrived on schedule with its

Osprey “Edwin” is “Tagged”

By |2020-05-29T12:52:59-04:00May 30th, 2013|Newsletter, Newsletter 2013|

Hooded “Edwin” Fitted with Transmitter. 5/11/13. Photo by John Ski. Osprey “Edwin” is “Tagged” by Pierce Rafferty Rob Bierregaard, a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, came to Fishers Island on May 11, 2013 at the invitation of the HLFM to “tag” an osprey with

Osprey Studies in the Age of Silicon

By |2020-05-21T13:35:42-04:00May 30th, 2013|Newsletter, Newsletter 2013|

Birds are quite literally both marvelous and wonderful. We marvel, with no small dose of envy, at their ability to fly, and we wonder, among many other things, what happens to so many of them in the winter. For millennia, the mysteries of migration—Where do birds go? How do they find their way to


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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