Owl Prowl

By |2020-07-02T15:15:46-04:00May 12th, 2020||

Family Program Learn about owls’ many adaptations. Children will “meet” a few of the Nature Center’s resident owls and ask questions about their remarkable lives. DPNC family program for ages 5 & up. Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Time: 2 to 2:40 p.m. Virtual Program, advance registration required. To sign up for children’s programs, please e-mail

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Owls of Fishers Island

By |2020-05-21T13:44:06-04:00March 26th, 2010|Nature Notes|

2010 Nature Notes For a relatively small island, Fishers has a thriving owl population. Owls are sighted frequently and often heard calling at dusk and during the night. In southern New England, the Barred Owl (Strix varia) is the most common large owl. This holds true on Fishers Island as well and many of us have seen or heard this owl with its distinctive eight-note call and/or its several variations.

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F.I. Sketchbook 2005


In the full sweep of Fishers Island’s history, there is no artist more synonymous, more closely associated with Fishers Island than Charles B. “Charlie” Ferguson. The main show features images from two of Charlie's sketchbooks which functioned as illustrated diaries that were filled with daily activities, nature observations, personal notes, and lots of art—drawings, sketches, and watercolors—in various states of completion.

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