It is hard to believe that spring is upon us when the biggest snow storm of the season has just blanketed the east coast. But Red Wing Blackbirds have returned to the island and the White Throated Sparrow could be heard calling “Sam Peabody Sam Peabody” shortly thereafter – a sure sign that the seasonal […]

Battery Marcy, after the 2018 prescribed burn

In February, the Fishers Island Conservancy held it’s annual controlled burn. We are very grateful for the partnership we have with the Fishers Island Fire Department and with the Fishers Island Ferry District, for whom the Conservancy manages the Parade Grounds.

Plum Island Lighthouse JT Ahrens

By Jane T. Ahrens. Years of observation and research show that Plum Island is an extremely important migratory rest stop, critical home and breeding ground for a wide variety of birds (reportedly in the 100s), fish, and other land and marine mammals.

FIConservancy’s Island Sentinels enjoyed another productive summer observing and collecting data on Fishers Island’s natural resources.

John Peishoff

October 1, 2017 (Audio) I chat with lifelong Islander John Peishoff about the necessity and importance of Fishers Island Stewardship.

Learn more about the 48 separate species that were observed in the Summary by Adam Mitchell, PhD candidate at the University of Delaware.

Autumn Bird Survey

September 24, 2017 (Audio) while out in the field, I caught up with Conservancy’s Autumn Bird Migration Survey and chatted with birds of a feather Adam Mitchell & Will Almeida.