Fresh Water Turtles of Fishers Island by Penni Sharp Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) On any sunny spring or summer day, anyone passing by one of Fishers Island’s freshwater ponds may catch a glimpse of turtles basking on an exposed rock or fallen tree. These turtles are most likely to be painted turtles (Chrysemys
Sessile-leaved bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia) Starflower (Trientalis borealis) Indian cucumber-root (Medeola virginiana) Photos by Thomas Kent. From the President Now that the long winter is behind us and thoughts of the polar vortex thankfully fade, our attention turns to the most welcomed season—spring.
The Museum Begins Second Floor Renovation Project The Museum has commissioned a new plan to bring our unfinished second floor into more active use as a reference/research area for visitors and as a site for programming of all types. At our October 2013 meeting, the HLFM board voted to move forward with finished architectural
Rob Bierregaard Rob Bierregaard, Research Associate of the A cademy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, returned to Fishers Island in late April at the invitation of the Henry L. Ferguson Museum. Rob’s goal was to “tag” a second male osprey on Fishers Island with a cell tower transmitter, having
Edwin’s tracks from 4/01/14 to 5/17/14. Charlie’s tracks from 5/01/14 to 5/18/14. A Report on “Tagged” Ospreys Edwin and Charlie by Beth Jepsen Edwin spent much of the summer last year in Connecticut, most frequently around Lake Konomoc in Montville and nearby water sources. In August he began
Two Historic F.I. Leases Purchased by HLFM by Pierce Rafferty It may come as a surprise to many that for much of its fabled history Fishers Island was an absentee-owned rental property. From the mid-1600s until the early 1810s, successive generations of island-owning Winthrops more often than not rented out all of Fishers Island