Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

The discovery of 13 pounds of plastic waste in the stomach of a dead whale washed ashore in Indonesia should raise public awareness about need to reduce plastic use.

Ecologists Have this Simple Request to Homeowners — Plant Native

Carolina chickadees by Desiree Narango

A Must Read! This wonderfully “timely” article mentions Dr. Doug Tallamy, founder of “Neighborhood Nestwatch” and whose collaborative research with Fishers Island Conservancy has been monumental for land preservation here these past years. . . Ecologists Have this Simple Request to Homeowners — Plant Native A new study shows how quickly songbird populations fall off […]

Hail to Healthy Seagrass Meadows!

Healthy Seagrass Meadows by Justine Kibbe

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

Invasive Insect Alert: Spotted Lanternfly

adult spotted lanternfly

This is a new invasive insect that should be collected, killed, and reported if seen.

Fall 2018 Bird Migration Survey Results


The Fishers Island Conservancy Fall 2018 Bird Migration Survey was held on September 23. Following Audubon bird count rules, the group made 15 five-minute stops. At each timed stop, the birders would count birds and call out what they saw. We observed a total of 41 species, less than last year but still higher than […]

Young Environmental Enthusiast Produces Video


Marc Rosenberg, 14, of New York City volunteered for FIConservancy’s Island Sentinel project this summer and filmed an underwater video of endangered eelgrass.

Red-tailed Hawk vs. Mink

This dramatic image of a red-tailed hawk with its prey, a mink, is proof of the existence of minks on Fishers Island. The mink population here is described as “vibrant”.

Ospreys in Southold Town


Over the past four years, the Group for the East End [of Long Island] has recorded a 50 percent increase in the number of nesting ospreys.