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The Fishers Island Conservancy COVID 19 protocols

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 […]

Mystic Aquarium Offers Animal Rescue Program at FI Community Center

Become a First Responder! Please join us for a FREE 2-hour training at the Fishers Island Community Center, Saturday, December 14 from 1-3pm! First responders are vital to Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program. The initial response helps to determine the status of an animal and helps them prepare for action when necessary. Learn about federal […]

“Sunset on the Beach” July 20

The Fishers Island Conservancy’s 2019 Sunset on the Beach will be held Saturday July 20th, from 6-8 pm on the Big Club Beach. Join us for a celebration of Fishers Island’s natural resources!

President’s Message: 2019

President’s Message: 2019 In the golden light of autumn, the stunning beauty of our Island is on full display. A dazzling fall migration season produced waves of monarch butterflies in numbers not seen in decades, a record-setting raptor count, and a Nelson’s sharp-tailed sparrow, never before recorded on-Island. This excellent news encourages the Fishers Island […]

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Weather Permitting

 I was out in the Field early this morning; following up on yesterday’s River otter sighting within Duck pond. Perhaps with 1-3 inches of expected snow tonight, folks can certainly keep a look out for otter’s unmistakable tracks. In the meanwhile, 65mph wind gusts have disintegrated over Fishers Island; permitting this male Red-breasted Merganser […]

Insect Species Declining Could Be Catastrophic

According to Brett Molina in a USA Today article published February 12, 2019: “More than 40 percent of the world’s insect species could go extinct over the next several decades leading to “catastrophic” results for the planet’s various ecosystems, a new study says.” The study referred to was published in the peer-reviewed journal Biological Conservation. Highlights […]

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Blustery & Brant

I just visited Hay Harbor, looking for our local lone Harbor seal who’s fond of fishing in the “Tank”. I found instead these foraging Brant. They do remind me of their Canada goose cousins without the long neck; but note the delicate feathered white necklace. Observed more and more these chilly months in estuaries and […]

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Homeward Bound

It’s just 35 degrees and very calm this late afternoon before the setting sun. Tugboat hauls and tugs westward while the 4:15 Munnatawket glides effortlessly past Gov’t Bell bouy. *A bit of snow scheduled for tonight – From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, January 2, 2019

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Becoming Eider

 These diving sea ducks are indeed fairly common now; hugging the rocky coasts and coves of Fishers Island. Nibbling within seaweeds inside Silver eel; this pair appears to be “first winter”. If you look closely you will see white blotches of plumage marking the upcoming of “adulthood” and possible breeding this spring. – From […]