Birds of prey feed on rodents that may have ingested poisonous anticoagulant rodenticides, thereby transferring the poison to the birds.

Blurry black images are winter robins dispersing seeds of invasive Chinese privet shrub. Ironically, the robins are spreading the very seeds that can lead to fewer insects needed to feed their young.

This interactive illustration was developed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, but these birds are all found in New York and New England. Click on the link to access sounds of individual birds.

Plum Island is a gem of untouched flora and fauna. Congress granted the island a permanent reprieve from potential commercial development, when it tucked relief from the auction block in its 5,000-page omnibus COVID relief bill in December.

Nationally recognized entomologist Doug Tallamy and business entrepreneur Michele Alfandari, have launched Homegrown National Park™, a program that encourages everyone with access to a patch of earth to help sustain biodiversity by removing most invasive plants and starting new habitats of native plants.

The Fishers Island community generously donated time and resources to create the festive Buoy Tree currently on display at the Parade Grounds. Jane Ahrens Photo

A young coyote killed a little dog late Saturday afternoon Oct. 31 at a residence on Clay Point Road at Cedar Ridge Road. The incident occurred 20 feet in front of the owner’s parked car, while the owner was unloading the vehicle. The coyote was not dissuaded by human activity or the presence of large dog.

Coyote at night, Fishers Island. Dave Denison Photo Story originally published Oct. 20, 2020, Southampton Press, By Mike Bottini Last week, I had the pleasure of spending two days on Fishers Island, the easternmost of an archipelago of islands including Plum, Great Gull and Little Gull, located two miles south of the coast of Connecticut […]