Nature Notes: Fishers Island Seagrass

By |2020-09-27T09:09:08-04:00May 25th, 2018|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2018|

Eelgrass dampening wave action, Barley Field Cove, F.I. Photo: What Is Seagrass, and Why Should We Care About It? by Elizabeth McCance Commonly mistaken for seaweed, seagrass is a flowering plant complete with roots, stems, and flowers that is adapted to life underwater. Globally, there are about 60 species of seagrass. The

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Nature Notes: American Mink (Neovison vison)

By |2020-04-14T19:23:13-04:00May 25th, 2018|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2018|

American mink (Neovison vison). Photo by Pdreijnders from Wikimedia Commons American Mink (Neovison vison) by Terry McNamara Each year there are reported sightings of a chocolate to dark brown weasel-like animal about two feet in length with a bushy tail. Detailed observations mention white on the animal’s chin and throat and a tail

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From the President

By |2020-05-16T11:55:29-04:00May 25th, 2018|Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

Minus 9 Windchill. Photograph by Marlin Bloethe, February 14, 2016 Spring has arrived, and the Museum is gearing up for a great summer season full of new exhibits, hands-on children’s programs, stimulating lectures, and restorative nature walks. Many of you will remember last year’s popular exhibit, Photographers of Fishers Island, 1880s to 1930s. This

Land Trust Report 2017-Spring 2018

By |2020-04-16T21:13:11-04:00May 25th, 2018|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

View of F.I. Sound from Chocomount Cove Sanctuary, May 2018 by Bob Miller In 2017 the Museum’s Land Trust was extremely fortunate to acquire the land of the new “Chocomount Cove Sanctuary” through the generosity of the C.V. Ferguson Family. This exceptional five-acre parcel extends from the East End main road to Fishers

Island History: Fishers Island Ferries

By |2020-05-16T20:44:19-04:00May 25th, 2018|Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

M.V. Islander after conversion for service in World War II. by Polly Edmonds Director’s note: The following account of ferry transportation in the 1940s is from the December 1967 issue of “Polly’s Letter,” a newsletter distributed by realtor, shop owner, and Ferry Commissioner Polly Edmonds. It was sent out semi-annually from 1964 until

Island History: The Great Hurricane of 1938

By |2020-05-30T00:41:43-04:00May 25th, 2018|Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

Water surging over Money Pond during the hurricane. From The Henry L. Ferguson Museum Newsletter 2018 The following account of the 1938 Hurricane’s effect on Fishers Island was found in the Museum’s files. It was unsigned. Please contact the Museum if you are able to identify the author. Please note that September 21,

A Generous Donation from the Charles B. Ferguson Family

By |2020-05-16T12:00:12-04:00May 25th, 2018|Gifts, Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

Charlie Ferguson posing with Tedwyns Tailagan, Field Trials, Fishers Island, 1931 A Generous Donation from the Charles B. Ferguson Family In the period following Charlie Ferguson’s death on January 7, 2018, his family searched through his many possessions for objects, books and creative works that were a good fit with the Museum’s various

An Auction Yields Two Works by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

By |2020-05-29T12:46:44-04:00May 25th, 2018|Natural History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

Untitled watercolor on paper by Louis Agassiz Fuertes To Harry Ferguson A souvenir of many kindnesses. ~ Louis Agassiz Fuertes. On April 7, 2018, the Museum purchased at auction two works of art by celebrated bird artist and illustrator Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927). They had originally been given as


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.

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