April 30, 2020

The Fishers Island Conservancy remains cautiously optimistic that some form of an enjoyable summer experience awaits us. So the Parade Ground paths will remain open and accessible as long as folks respect the social distancing guidelines outlined by the State of N.Y. Please keep six feet apart and use the merges to pass when going in opposite directions. All dogs MUST be leashed and they too should be kept at a distance of six feet from unrelated persons. As always, please clean up after your pets.

Also the Thatcher Demonstration Garden is open and remains a pleasant place for reflection. The spring bird migration is in full swing and the Garden is popular stop off point for our migrating avian friends.

At this point, our programming schedule is only tentative. Please stay tuned for further information about Nature Days and potential speakers and children’s programming.

Please note that the Conservancy’s Spring Migration Count will be held Sunday, May 3rd at 9 am. As always, we will meet at the Community Center, only this time only one quarantined family per vehicle. Please bring masks and gloves and your own binoculars. While we are all social distancing for safety’s sake, nature carries on like has done so for thousands of years. Fun to watch.

Be well and be safe.


Tom Sargent
Fishers Island Conservancy