The Deep Impacts of Composting

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY, United States

Join us at the Museum for an illustrated talk presented by lifelong composter, Jayne Merner, of Earth Care Farm who will paint a picture of the lasting effects compost has on our world. Co-hosted with Fishers Island Waste Management.

Using Keystone Plants to Bring Pollinators to Your Yard

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY, United States

Gardening professionals Suzanne Thompson and Petie Reid are back by popular demand to help us plan, plant and expand native gardens that support the birds, bees, and other pollinators that we all depend upon.

Chasing Shadows

Join us at the Museum for an illustrated talk with author Ret Talbot, who will address the complex relationship between humans and sharks dating back thousands of years, today’s challenging public safety issues, and what may be on the horizon.

Mustelids

This illustrated talk by Kim Hargrave, Education Director of the DPNC, examines the fascinating world of Mustelidae, a diverse family of carnivorous mammals that include mink, otters and fisher cats.

Quetzals: Icons of the Cloud Forest

Renowned ornithologist and author Alan Poole will present an illustrated talk based on his new book about a dazzling bird that is native to the cloud forests of Mexico, and Central and South America.

The House that History Flowed Through

Museum Director Pierce Rafferty’s illustrated talk chronicles how the history of Fishers Island from the Colonial era to date can be traced through the evolution of a single island structure: the Mansion House. Reception to follow.

Jellyfish Near Fishers Island and Beyond

Dr. Mary Beth Decker, Research Scientist in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale, will give an illustrated talk that sheds light one of the ocean’s most mysterious invertebrate animals.

Fighting Plastic Pollution on Fishers Island and Beyond

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY, United States

Megan J. Wolff, Ph.D., MPH, Health Policy Director of Beyond Plastics returns to the Museum to discuss what efforts individuals can make to reduce their consumption and exposure to plastics. Co-hosted with Fishers Island Conservancy.

Season of the Osprey

Fishers Island Theater

Join us at the FI Theater for a night of entertainment and conservation education with CT filmmaker Jacob Steinberg. Following the screening there will be a Q&A and discussion with the filmmaker.

Menhaden

Filmmaker Jacob Steinberg will present an illustrated talk documenting his current work in progress: a film illustrating the critical importance of menhaden to our fisheries and our development as a nation.

The Wondrous World of Fireflies

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY, United States

Biologist and professor emerita at Tufts, Dr. Sara Lewis will present an illustrated talk to unlock the mysteries of one of our greatest ambassadors for Earth’s natural magic.

The History of English Springer Spaniel Field Trials on Fishers Island

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY, United States

Museum Director Pierce Rafferty will give an illustrated talk commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first national English Springer Spaniel Field Trial that was held on Fishers Island.