Entries by Betty Ann Rubinow


Exciting Day at Parade Grounds!

“So creative!” “So well done!” “What a wonderful afternoon!” These were just a few of the comments heard as people left FIConservancy’s first-ever “Conservation on Parade” Sat. Aug. 11 at the Parade Grounds.

Island Sentinels at “Conservancy on Parade”

Island Sentinels lend their support to “Conservation on Parade” Aug. 11, 2018 at the Parade Grounds. Some 200 people attended the afternoon event, which featured four different stations highlighting plants, birds, bugs, live animals, and the dangers of marine debris. The “free ice cream” truck was a popular draw at the Marine Debris station!

Starfish Spotted in Hay Harbor

This starfish, commonly known at the Forbes sea star, was spotted Aug. 10, 2018 at the sailing dock, Hay Harbor, Fishers Island, N.Y. Great observation, as the common species, once abundant within our Island’s surrounding waters, is now in a steep decline. Marc and Island Sentinel Betsy Conger also noted a local 3.5-ft. sand shark […]

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We’re Underwater at Hay Harbor!

 This August, Island Sentinels assist me in monitoring Hay Harbor. Here, Marc Rosenberg documents scarring within seagrass beds. This stewardship helps to further support & establish a Fishers Island Seagrass Management Coalition along with Henry L. Ferguson Museum and The Nature Conservancy, Long Island. …Way to go Sentinels!”   Video Snippet, From the Field, […]


Sitting Amongst Friends

 Today’s treasure… Diverse species of shorebirds feeding within mounds of seaweed washed ashore–the wrack line. Grateful to say, numbers of birds noted this summer have increased! Stewardship is as Stewardship does. Video Snippet, From the Field by Justine Kibbe, July 30, 2018