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Fishers Island Conservancy President’s Spring Message
April 27, 2017

It is hard to believe that the spring bird migration is in full swing and can be seen and heard with great fanfare in the Parade Grounds Sanctuary. Once again the redwing blackbird’s chorus emanates from the cat-o-nine-tails as they set up house for nesting. Kestrels hover overhead and the harrier glides over the greening grass in search of prey. Soon the welcome songs of the yellow warbler will be joining the cacophony of spring peepers. Truly a wonderful time of year.

We at the Conservancy have had a very busy winter. First, you will notice the obvious. Clearing and invasive removal continued in the winter around the exercise path on the southern side of the Sanctuary. Piles of decade-old debris have been sorted, remediated and in some cases recycled. It is quite a sight as we get back to what Mother Nature gave us in the first place. Now the land is ready for some overseeding with the native seed mix that we have been spreading in the rest of the Sanctuary. Reclaiming this land has been a challenge but in the end, hugely rewarding.

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JUSTINE KIBBE, Fishers Island Naturalist

Justine monitors 12 key sites on Fishers Island, where she records observations and trends of the environment and its unique ecosystems. With the support and efforts of our Island community she bridges local traditional knowledge with Science; helping to preserve natural history while nurturing stewardship for all generations.

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Meet Justine Kibbe, Fishers Island Naturalist
Happy & Healthy Seagrass
"Happy and healthy seagrass meadow" displays oxygen bubbling in 4 ft. waters; northeast Fishers Island. Snorkeling & Video: Soren Dahl, NYS Seagrass Coordinator, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Specialist

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