Entries by Betty Ann Rubinow

Lucky Monarch Butterflies!

There is a golden haze over parts of the meadows in FIConservancy’s restored grasslands. The Parade Grounds are filled with yellow goldenrod and purple ironweed, both preferred plants of the monarch butterfly in its pollinating stage.

Coyote Peach Buffet

Patty Faulkner took two video clips of a coyote poaching peaches in her West End backyard Aug. 26. That coyote appears well fed compared with the lean animal spotted in the same area in mid-July.

Marine Debris Update Aug. 2019

Marine debris organized for display at FIConservancy’s Aug. 3, “Conservation on Parade”. FIConservancy continues to battle the tide of marine debris and its relentless assault on Fishers Island shores. “By now, we have all seen the impact of marine debris and the importance of helping to sustain shoreline life. Our beach cleanup program is more important […]

Fishers Island First to be Tapped for MPA Watch Pilot Program

MPA (Marine Protected Area) Watch is a San Diego, Cal.-based community science program, where volunteers collect scientific data on coastal and marine resource use and share it with scientists and policy makers. Fishers Island is the first community outside of California to be included in an MPA Watch pilot program launched in August, 2019.