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 talk by Bruce Fellman, environmental photojournalist, naturalist and teacher, focuses on the variety of amazing life within the temporary wetlands known as vernal pools. Virtual Program + In-person (limited to 35 people)

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

VIRTUAL ILLUSTRATED TALK 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

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

An 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. This illustrated talk will be both “In-Person” at the Museum and a Virtual Program. Seating is limited for those who wish to attend live.

iNaturalist Workshop with Murray Fisher

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

Join Murray Tuesday, August 17 from 2-3 pm for a workshop about how and why biodiversity matters on Fishers Island, and about how you can help the Fishers Island Biodiversity Project by recording and sharing your observations via the iNaturalist app.

A Most Pivotal Decade: Fishers Island in the 1940s

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

In this illustrated lecture, HLF Museum Director Pierce Rafferty will reveal much that has been forgotten or was never widely known about the 1940s on Fishers Island. IN-PERSON AT THE MOVIE THEATER (AND VIRTUAL)

U-Boats in New England

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

An illustrated talk by maritime historian Eric Wiberg. This illustrated talk will be both “In-Person” at the Museum and a Virtual Program. Seating is limited for those who wish to attend live.

Benefit to Preserve Plum Island

A live and virtual presentation by Save the Sound's New York Natural Areas Coordinator Louise Harrison, co-hosted at the FI Movie Theater by the H.L. Ferguson Museum, the Fishers Island Conservancy, and the Fishers Island Oyster Farm. Followed by a reception for in-person attendees.

Outside Views of Fishers Island

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

This illustrated talk by HLFM Director, Pierce Rafferty, chock full of intentional and accidental humor, takes the viewer on a rollercoaster ride through history that reveals how Fishers Island evolved into an outsider-phobic, privacy-obsessed outpost while tracing the often-outlandish opinions and descriptions generated by those who scrutinize us from afar. In-person at the Museum and virtual.

The History of Farming on Fishers Island

Zoom

HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty will host an encore virtual screening of his recorded illustrated talk. This fascinating all-but-forgotten history includes a visit to the Fishers Island Oyster Farm, the last surviving farm on Fishers Island. No Advance Registration Required.

Season of the Osprey

Zoom

The Connecticut Audubon Society Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center will be hosting a virtual talk with filmmaker Jacob Steinberg, Connecticut native and wildlife cinematographer who produced and directed “Season of the Osprey," a film about the cycle of the lives of the osprey, shot in the marshes of Old Lyme and Greenwich over a period of seven years.