It important to know the difference between egg cases of the invasive Chinese praying mantis and the native Carolina mantis. Both live on Fishers Island.

Arabella Hatfield and Lillian Kane, two senior honors physics students at Fishers Island School, were State Finalists in the recent 2021 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair.

Two new books of interest have recently been published: “The Nature of Oaks”, by Douglas Tallamy and “A World On the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds”, by Scott Weidensaul.

Fishers Island Fire Department maintains careful control over planned burning in the Parade Grounds Sanctuary in March. Jane Ahrens Photo

A healthy manatee drifts under dock in Vero Beach, FL amidst reflections of boats on lifts. Disappearing seagrass causing a feeding crisis for manatees is farther up the east coast near Merritt Island. FIConservancy Photo.

Mating ritual of least terns on South Beach. “What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?” said Nature historian David Attenborough. Todd McCormack Photo

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.