Aquatic Adaptations!

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

FAMILY PROGRAM. Meet several of DPNC’s resident pond animals, play a snapping turtle game and make a frog call craft. In-person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau

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

Illustrated talk by Ben Shattuck about his journey to retrace Thoreau’s path through the Cape’s outer beaches, from the elbow to Provincetown’s fingertip. Q&A and Book signing to follow.

Water Birds

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

FAMILY PROGRAM. Learn about the specialized beaks, feet and feathers of birds adapted to living in and around the water. In-person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

The Napatree Point Conservation Area: Past, Present & Future

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

Illustrated talk by Peter V. August and Grant G. Simmons III, The Watch Hill Conservancy. Stewardship of the 86-acre preserve is an ever-changing challenge. We will review the scientific monitoring we are doing at present to guide our future stewardship and management programs.

All About Owls

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

FAMILY PROGRAM. Meet a live owl as you learn more about their unique adaptations and nocturnal habits. In-person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

Seagrass and Society – Underwater Plants as a Critical Resource

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

Illustrated talk by Jamie Vaudrey, Ph.D. on Seagrass, the ribbon-like plant found rooted underwater along Fishers Island’s coasts that is a vital and vibrant resource for both marine animals and humans.

Awesome Amphibians

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

FAMILY PROGRAM. Meet native frogs and salamanders and discover the amazing adaptations that these amphibians have. In-person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

Crustaceans: On Land and Sea

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

FAMILY PROGRAM. New England’s coastline is home to countless species of crustaceans, but these armored creatures are not confined to the ocean. Many live in our forests and freshwater habitats! In-person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

Birds In Winter: Surviving The Most Challenging Season

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

Virtual and in-person illustrated talk by Roger Pasquier. Learn why we should think about birds in winter during August. Here on Fishers Island and throughout the Northern Hemisphere many birds are already preparing for the most challenging season of the year.

Construction Zone: Beavers at Work

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

FAMILY PROGRAM. Beavers are always secretly at work somewhere nearby building their own habitat and building habitat for many other animals in the process. In-person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

Gulf Stream Perspectives

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

Illustrated talk by W. Frank Bohlen, physical oceanographer and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut. The Gulf Stream has for centuries been of interest to navigators, oceanographers and artists. Today, the Stream figures prominently in discussions of climate change. This combination of subjects gives life to a remarkable natural phenomenon.

Hawk Bird Watch with Maggie Jones

Meet at the Museum at 8:30 a.m. Please dress for the weather and don’t forget your binoculars! Length of walk is one hour to one hour and half. Participant numbers are limited so please RSVP.

17th Annual Thanksgiving Trail Clearing & Beach Clean Up

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

Meet at the Museum before proceeding to the Nature Trails and Beach Clearing. All participants are invited immediately thereafter to a post-clearing party AT THE MUSEUM.