From today’s Hay Harbor:
With wintertime’s low tides, Big Stony is truly just steps away…

* waxing Gibbous moon tonight

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe Feb. 15, 2019

Barred owl overlooks small pond at Race Rock Garden Co.

South Beach Road, Fishers Island

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe Feb. 11, 2019

Dappled pelage (fur) and this morning’s sun warm up these harbor seals clumped off Hungry Point, Fishers Island.

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Feb. 6, 2019

Sweet Stillness*

Oyster Pond in glints and glaze.

*View from Frank Burr bench, scenic overlook.

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Feb. 4, 2019

Today’s Middle Farms ranked “simply beautiful”.

So still today, I could hear the Amtrak train whistle across the Sound from the Driving Range…..

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Feb. 4, 2019

No wake…2 mph

Brant geese preen while coming ’round the bend this morning at Race Point, Fishers Island.

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Feb. 4, 2019

Far in the distance the Orient Point ferry glides homeward and Gov’t bell buoy does its frigid bobbing within Fishers Island Sound.

I hear Snowy owl has been sighted in flight possibly “commuting” to and from Race Point these weeks, enjoying the arctic blast.

Perhaps layer up and and be on the lookout when it “warms-up” this weekend.

From the Field, Video Snippet, Jan. 31, 2019

golf course


It’s a balmy 28 degrees here this morning (Jan. 30), but the “Polar Vortex” is gaining on us, and tomorrow should bring predicted high winds and -10 chill factor. So I pedaled up to Hay Harbor Club Golf Course to catch this incredible vista.

The Fishers Island Seagrass Management meeting starts at 1 p.m. at the Ferguson Museum. Helping to sustain our healthy eelgrass habitat for generations to come.

*stewardship is as stewardship does

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Jan. 30, 2019

Hay Harbor

This morning I needed to remind myself that the beauty and uniqueness of our Island far outweigh the so-called “winter doldrums”!

I thought too, to remind the community that there will be a quarterly Fishers Island Seagrass Management meeting Wed. (Jan. 30) from 1-4 p.m. at the Ferguson Museum. A coalition forming to preserve, restore and protect the fewer than 400 acres of eelgrass meadows hugging Fishers Island.

*stewardship is as stewardship does

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Jan. 27, 2019

Arctic cold

Right now in Silver Eel Cove, Fishers Island
3 degrees, NW26 G38, windchill -20 degrees

*brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Jan. 21, 2019