Slithering Snakes

By |2020-07-02T15:16:22-04:00May 12th, 2020||

Family Program Snakes aren’t scary, despite how they are often portrayed in stories! Participants will see live snakes and learn more about their important role in the environment. DPNC family program for ages 5 & up. Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Time: 2 to 2:40 p.m. Virtual Program, advance registration required. To sign up for children’s

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Nature Notes: The Snakes of Fishers Island – Part II

By |2020-04-14T19:22:03-04:00May 23rd, 2017|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2017|

by Terry McNamara In last year’s newsletter we discussed the two most common snakes that you are likely to encounter on our island: the Northern Black Racer and the Eastern Garter Snake. There are two other species of snake that inhabit Fishers Island. You may have encountered the Eastern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis s. sauritus). It

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The Snakes of Fishers Island – Part 1

By |2020-04-14T19:21:15-04:00May 28th, 2016|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2016|

Nature Notes by Terry McNamara Northern Black Racer adult When you walk on Fishers Island during the summer months, you’re likely to encounter a snake or two in the fields or open woodlands. Turn over a few rocks, and you might find a few more. You’ll probably get no more than the briefest

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Dr. Ralph Hoch leading the 1978 Memorial Day parade from a red MG driven by Eddie White. Photo by Charlie Morgan.


The main show chronicles many aspects of the Island’s year-round community with a focus on work, school activities, recreation, and annual events that help bring the Island together.


Later this year an expanded version of the 2023 Annual Exhibition and the two special exhibitions can be viewed virtually on this website.

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