Entries by fic0n5erv

Monarch Butterfly

September 17 Evening @ Race Point: The Monarch butterflies are still very prevalent in numbers here. The Golden Rod seems to be a flower of choice this warm eve. Sunlight and shadows this time of month are my favorite. I am learning different seaweed types and note that the Irish moss, Sea Lettuce and Knotted […]

Sea Turtle on Chocomount

September 8 @ 12:35pm: I Came upon a washed up, dead Leatherback sea turtle on Chocomount beach this afternoon. I was, dare I say pleasantly surprised. It was Interesting to see a beachgoer walk right past it-going unnoticed. I took photos and sent along data to Mystic Aquarium as part of the Marine Mammal Stranding […]

Coyote Scat

Friday August 24 @ 12:25 pm: Observed first Coyote on back dirt road by Burr Residence. Very wolf like about 75lbs.Stopped in middle of  the dirt road, had eye contact and returned to bushes on left. No doubt the noon whistle disturbed a summer’s nap in time for lunch

Large Snapping Turtle

  On a mid August evening, while sitting upon a large rock  to the right on Chocomount overlooking the Wreck of the Thelma Pheobe I observe two Ospreys dive with torpedo -like precision. One snatches a Porgy and heads west overhead. I also see what appears to be a bobbing piece of driftwood. Then I […]

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Conservancy Grant Supports Osprey Cam

The Fishers Island Conservancy is pleased to announce that the first recipient of a Conservancy 25th Anniversary Grant, the Osprey Cam Project, has launched! In February 2012, the Conservancy Board unanimously voted to make a grant to the H. L. Ferguson Museum to fully fund the costs of establishing the Osprey Cam. Many thanks go […]

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Invasive Plants Along Rec Path

In 2011, the Conservancy made a donation to the Fishers Island Recreation Path for the purpose of managing and removing invasive plant species along the path. To date, these grant funds have been used in conjunction with the path’s weekly scheduled landscape maintenance to remove invasive weeds from the retaining wall along the path near […]