Mark your calendars for the 2021 Spring Migratory Bird Count Sat. May 16, 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Meet at the Island Community Center. Bring binoculars.

Sunset on the Beach

Fishers Island Conservancy’s 2021 Sunset on the Beach will be held Saturday, July 17. Purchase sponsorship tickets today!

John Thatcher Native Garden (formerly Demonstration Garden) is a busy third stop during the Fall Migratory Bird Count.

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Fall Migratory Bird Count Saturday Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Meet at the Island Community Center. Bring binoculars. Masks required.

Following Audubon bird count rules, birders will make 15 five-minute stops from West End to East End. At each timed stop, birders count birds and call out what they see.

The fall 2019 bird count began under overcast skies, with thick clouds and fog, but the weather this Saturday is predicted to be sunny, in the 60s!

 

 

 

Autumn Bird Survey 2017

Autumn Bird Survey 2017

Demonstration Garden is a busy third stop on Fall Migration Bird Count.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Fall Migration Bird Count Sept. 22, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Meet at the Island Community Center. Bring binoculars.

Following Audubon bird count rules, Dr. Adam Mitchell and two additional experts will lead birders, making 15 five-minute stops from West End to East End. At each timed stop, the birders will count birds and call out what they see.

Not sure how to count birds? Come for a tutorial and quick tour of the Parade grounds Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. Meet at the Parade Grounds.

The 2019 Spring Migration Bird Count will be Sun. May 19 at 8 a.m. Meet at the Community Center. First, however, come to the Parade Grounds Sat. May 18 at 3 p.m. for a brief tour and a tutorial by the experts on the best way to count birds.

Healthy Seagrass Meadows by Justine Kibbe

Healthy Seagrass Meadows by Justine Kibbe

These years I have been grateful for the opportunity to document and help bring attention to Seagrass Meadows surrounding our precious Fishers Island. Growing up here, I never imagined decades later there would be a dire need for Community to actively help restore, preserve and sustain this unique critical habitat.

*low tide, Hungry Point

From the Field, Field Note by Justine Kibbe, Oct. 18, 2018

 


There will be a Fishers Island Seagrass Management Meeting Tues Oct. 23rd in the Museum 1:30-4:00. All are welcome.

Guest speakers, Matias Tong, Data Technician, and Stephen Lloyd, Sr. Spatial Analyst/GIS Manager – both with the TNC – will present their analyses and results of the boating and eelgrass surveys conducted around Fishers Island last year. NYSDEC representative, Vicky O’Neill, will also attend.

nature days

Conservation on Parade

FIConservancy’s Nature Days is back! This year, enjoy a Free Family Event Sat. Aug. 11, 3-6 p.m. at the Parade Grounds. Enter through the Demonstration Garden.

Learn about local wildlife through hands-on discovery. Have an up-close visit with a bird of prey, touch turtles and snakes, meet frogs, see and touch feathers, furs and many other natural items.

Don’t miss the ice cream truck, and stop by for wine, beer and lemonade.

 

 

Sunset on the Beach

Join us for a celebration of Fishers Island’s natural resources!

Saturday July 21st, 2018

6-8 pm on the Big Club Beach

Open Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Raw Bar and Raffle Drawing.

“Cash Only” raffle – Bring your small bills!

Please consider Sponsoring this wonderful event.

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NOTE: The FI Conservancy has a passionate and motivated team this year working on beach and marine debris clean up. We have spent the last two years turning this program into a year round initiative, collecting and disposing of debris in all public recreational areas, roads, habitats, etc. This program is imperative to the future and preservation of our shorelines and natural beauty that continues to amaze us here on Fishers Island. There are some areas we may have to access alongside properties and/or parking nearby.

Please contact Kristen Peterson at kmpfic@gmail.com for more information or how to get involved!

Audubon Greenwich is hosting a native plant sale May 19-20 at 613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT.

Pre-orders are recommended as not all plants on the list will be available the day of the sale. All plant orders MUST be received by MAY 10 and can be picked up May 19-20. Native plant enthusiasts are also welcome to choose from available stock on the days of the plant sale.

Bird Count birders

FIConservancy’s annual Spring Migration Bird Count will be Sunday May 6.

First, however, come to the Parade Grounds Sat. May 5 at 3 p.m. for a brief tour and a tutorial by the experts on the best way to count birds. The University of Delaware team of Adam Mitchell, Emily Baisden and Will Aleida will lead the bird count and be available to answer all questions about migratory birds.

FIConservancy President Tom Sargent and his wife Allison will host a reception at their house Sat. May 5 at 6:30 p.m. for all those participating in the Spring Migration Bird Count and for anyone else interested in meeting the University of Delaware experts.

The Spring Migration Bird Count begins Sun. May 6 at 8 a.m. Meet at the Community Center and bring your binoculars!