Upcoming Virtual Talks

These virtual talks will be presented by Zoom webinar. Advance registration not required. Invitations to join will be provided on this website as the dates draw near and sent via the Museum’s e-news. If you are not on our e-mail list, please sign up today.

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Fishers Island Ferries Over Time

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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?”

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

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

August 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.

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.

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.

Seabird biologist Adam DiNuovo’s virtual talk will illustrate how banding reveals the remarkable lives of birds and helps in nationwide conservation efforts.

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.