Fishers Island Ferries Over Time

In this virtual illustrated talk, Museum Director Pierce Rafferty hosts the premier of Fishers Island Ferries Over Time, a video that traces the history of ferry transportation to the island.

Barred Owls

Ornithologist Rob Bierregaard’s illustrated talk focuses on the Barred Owl, the most widespread owl on Fishers Island. Their call is often described as sounding like: “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?”

Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again

Virtual illustrated lecture by acclaimed garden author Page Dickey. She has been gardening passionately since her early twenties, and writing about gardening, as well as designing gardens for others, for the last three decades. She has written eight books and edited another. Most of her books concentrate on aspects of garden design such as creating gardens that reflect their settings.

Vernal Pools

This illustrated virtual talk by Bruce Fellman, environmental photojournalist, naturalist and teacher, focuses on the variety of amazing life within the temporary wetlands known as vernal pools.

Bats of Our Region

This virtual illustrated talk by Kim Hargrave, Education Director of the DPNC, reveals that bats are critical animals to local ecosystems worldwide. An adult program suitable for older, interested children.

Common Loon Restoration Efforts in Southern New England

A virtual illustrated lecture by Lucas Savoy of the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), a non-profit based in Portland, Maine. BRI and their partners have embarked on a multi-year project to restore Common Loons to areas of Southern New England, where loons have been removed from the landscape for more than 100 years.

Rare Species and Natural Communities of Fishers Island

A virtual illustrated talk by Matthew Schlesinger, Chief Zoologist, New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP). Matt is leading a team of researchers and scientists conducting a two-year biodiversity survey (2021-2022) of the HLFM‘s Land Trust properties, Matt’s presentation will detail some of their survey techniques and showcase interesting discoveries from the first half of their 2021 field season.